Bookcover of Intonation of Questions in Greek
Booktitle:

Intonation of Questions in Greek

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2016-10-14 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-96579-1

ISBN-10:
3659965790
EAN:
9783659965791
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
As research conducted in Greek intonation has been limited, and even more so as regards question intonation, the purpose of this study is to serve as starting point for further research and contribute to the development of intonation theories for the Greek language. In order to examine intonation patterns, Greek questions are divided in Y/N and Wh- questions, which are in turn divided into sub-categories: Y/N questions are described with respect to whether they are stressed on the last, penultimate, or antepenultimate syllable, as well as whether they are positive or negative. Wh- questions are divided into the categories of simple curiosity or predisposition. The data analyzed consist of the recorded speech of a native Greek speaker, who was asked to read questions belonging to each category. The analysis includes the production of waveforms and pitch contours, the identification of pitch accents and boundary tones in the contours, and subsequently the identification of intonation patterns for each question category. Finally, the notion of intended meaning is discussed, and it is demonstrated that intended meaning and emotions may affect the intonation of questions.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Maria Karra
Number of pages:
92
Published at:
2016-10-14
Stock:
Available
Category:
General and comparative linguistics
Price:
39.90 €
Keywords:
accent, English, Greek, Intonation, Language acquisition, phonetics, Pitch, Question, boundary tone

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