Prosodic Phonology: With a New Foreword
Prosodic Phonology by Marina Nespor and Irene Vogel is now available again. "Nespor & Vogel 1986" is a citation classic - even after twenty years, it is still recognized as the standard resource on Prosodic Phonology. This groundbreaking work introduces all of the prosodic constituents (syllable, foot, word, clitic group, phonological phrase, intonational phrase and utterance) and provides evidence for each one from numerous languages.
Prosodic Phonology also includes a chapter in which experimental psycholinguistic data support the proposed hierarchy.A perceptual study provides evidence that prosodic constituent structure - not syntactic constituent structure - predicts whether listeners are able to disambiguate different types of ambiguous sentences. A chapter on the phonology of poetic meter examines portions of Dante's Divine Comedy.It is demonstrated that the constituents proposed for spoken language also make interesting predictions about literary metrical patterns.
Prosodic Phonology is an important reference not only for phonologists, but for all linguists interested in the issue of interfaces among the components of grammar.It is also a basic resource for psycholinguists and cognitive scientists working on linguistic perception and language acquisition.
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Ivonne Bordelois and Mauro Scorretti were always available for stimulating and
pleasant discussions and gave us valuable comments on the chapters most
related to syntax. Pietro Beltrami, Pieter de Meijer, Costanzo Di Girolamo, Karijn ...
... the application of grammatical processes. Within the model of prosodic
phonology proposed in this book, not only is each prosodic constituent
characterized by the different rules that apply in relation to it, but also by the
Chapter 1 Chapter 1.
Specifically, the two units below the word level, that is, the syllable and the foot,
will be presented in Chapter 3, while the phonological word will be treated in
Chapter 4. The four phonological units above the word level - the clitic group, the
In the first part of this chapter, we will briefly discuss the types of rules that are not
subsumed under our definition of purely phonological rules. In the second and
third sections, a number of arguments will be presented that demonstrate why ...
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Chapter 9 Prosodic Constituents and Disambiguation
Chapter 10 Prosodic Domains and the Meter of the Commedia
Chapter 11 Conclusions
Language and Rule Index