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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... other languages we have learned for necessity or pleasure – Dutch, Greek,
French, and Spanish. We have not, however, limited our attention to these
languages. Instead, we have attempted to provide a broader basis for our claims
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Specifically, on the basis of Japanese, Mazuka proposes that the head –
complement parameter may be set on the basis of intonation breaks between
main and subordinate clauses. She further assumes that once infants hear
Psychological plausibility regarding the bootstrapping of word order on the basis
of the relative prominence within Phonological Phrases comes from the proposal
that the physical realization of p prominence varies depending on whether it is ...
That is, on the basis of developments in phonological theory over the past
decade, it seems that the phonological component cannot be considered a
homogeneous system, but rather must be seen as a set of interacting subsystems
, each ...
that apply in relation to it, but also by the different principles on the basis of which
it is defined. That is, each constituent of the prosodic hierarchy draws on different
types of phonological and nonphonological information in the definition of its ...
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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