This 1998 book is a comprehensive study of the intonation of different languages of the world, written by a team of leading scholars in the field, most of whom are native speakers of the language in question and who live or work in that country. Surveying intonation of twenty languages, the volume describes how, paradoxically, every language possesses intonation, yet the specific features of a speaker's intonation system are also highly dependent on the language, the dialect, and even the style, the mood and the attitude of the speaker. The volume introduces a new system for the multi-lingual transcription of intonation patterns. The chapters are organised following the same general outline to highlight the differences between languages. The emphasis is on description and comparison, rather than on theory, making this an invaluable sourcebook for researchers in the field.
Preface Alan Cruttenden; 1. A survey of intonation systems Daniel Hirst and Albert Di Cristo; 2. Intonation in American English Dwight Bolinger; 3. Intonation in British English Daniel Hirst; 4. Intonation in German Dafydd Gibbon; 5. Intonation in Dutch Johan 't Hart; 6. Intonation in Swedish Eva Garding; 7. Intonation in Danish Nina Gronnum; 8. Intonation in Spanish Santiago Alcoba and Julio Murillo; 9. Intonation in European Portuguese Madalena Cruz-Ferreira; 10. Intonation in Brazilian Portuguese Joao Antonio de Moraes; 11. Intonation in French Albert Di Cristo; 12. Intonation in Italian Mario Rossi; 13. Intonation in Romanian Laurentia Dascalu-Jinga; 14. Intonation in Russian Natalia Svetozarova; 15. Intonation in Bulgarian Anastasia Misheva and Michel Nikov; 16. Intonation in Greek Antonis Botinis; 17. Intonation in Finnish Annti Iivonen; 18. Intonation in Hungarian Ivan Fonagy; 19. Intonation in Moroccan Arabic Thami Benkirane; 20. Intonation in Japanese Isamu Abe; 21. Intonation in Thai Sudaporn Luksaneeyanawin; 22. Intonation in Vietnamese Do The Dung, Tran Thien Huong and Georges Boulakia; 23. Intonation in Beijing Chinese Paul Kratochvil; References; Indexes.
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