First published in 1986. This book presents studies of intonation undertaken from within a number of different traditions: acoustic phonetics, phonology, psychology, social psychology, syntax, conversation analysis, developmental phonetics and sociolinguistics. The studies reported are empirically based, and give an indication of the many methodologies which have been developed in different disciplines for the investigation of the nature, structure and functions of intonation.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; List of Contributors; 1. Extracting Linguistic Information from Fo Traces Wiktor Jassem and Grazyna Demenko 2. Phonological and Acoustic Parameters of English Intonation Daniel Hirst 3. An Acoustic Study of Some Features of Welsh Prosody Briony Williams 4. An Experimental Approach to the Interpretation of Focus in Spoken English William H. G. Wells 5. The Intonation of George and Mildred: Post-Nuclear Generalisations Carlos Gussenhoven 6. An Integrated Approach to Studying Intonation and Attitude D. Robert Ladd, Klaus Scherer and Kim Silverman 7. On the Analysis of Prosodic Turn-Taking Cues Anne Cutler and Mark Pearson 8. Prosodic Features and the Management of Interruptions Peter French and John Local 9. Patterns and Problems in a Study of Tyneside Intonation John Local 10. Prosodic Differentiation of Discourse Modes Catherine Johns-Lewis 11. Discourse Specific Pitch Behaviour David Graddol 12. The Acquisition of Intonation by Infants: Physiology and Neural Control Philip Lieberman 13. The Role of Temporal Structure and Intonation in Deaf Speech Ben Maassen; References; Index