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Prosodic Studies

Challenges and Prospects, 1st Edition

Edited by Hongming Zhang, Youyong Qian


374 pages | 100 B/W Illus.

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Prosody is one of the core components of language and speech, indicating information about syntax, turn-taking in conversation, types of utterances, such as questions or statements, as well as speakers' attitudes and feelings.

This edited volume takes studies in prosody on Asian languages as well as examples from other languages. It brings together the most recent research in the field and also charts the influence on such diverse fields as multimedia communication and SLA.

Intended for a wide audience of linguists that includes neighbouring disciplines such as computational sciences, psycholinguists, and specialists in language acquisition, Prosodic Studies is also ideal for scholars and researchers working in intonation who want a complement of information on specifics.

Table of Contents

Introduction Hongming Zhang Part I: Prosodic Hierarchy 1. Life After the Strict Layer Hypothesis: Prosodic Structure Geometry Irene Vogel 2. The Revised Max Onset: Syllabification and Stress in English San Duanmu 3. Enclitics and the Clitic Group Consisting of "Host+Enclitic" in the Fuzhou Dialect Shuxiang You Part II: Prosodic Patterns 4. Geographical Clines in the Realization of Intonation in the Netherlands Judith Hanssen, Carlos Gussenhoven, Jörg Peters 5. A Prosodic Essence Conjecture Lian-Hee Wee 6. Phonological Representations Based on Statistical Modelling in Tonal Languages Si Chen 7. Prosodic Encoding of Contrastive Focus in Shanghai Chinese Bijun Ling, Jie Liang Part III: Interface between Prosody and Syntax/Morphology 8. What Kinds of Processes are Postlexical? And How Powerful are They? Ellen M. Kaisse 9. Match Theory and Prosodic Wellformedness Constraints Junko Ito, Armin Mester 10. Prosodic Studies of Two Chinese Dialects Hongming Zhang Part IV: Prosody in Language Acquisition 11. Perceptual Development of Phonetic Categories in Early Infancy: Consonants, Vowels and Lexical Tones Jun Gao, Rushen Shi 12. F0 Development in Cantonese Pre-adolescent Children Wai-Sum Lee 13. The Positional Effects of Contour Tones in Second Language Chinese Hang Zhang

About the Editors

Hongming Zhang is Professor and Head of the Chinese Language & Linguistics Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also the executive editor of International Journal of Chinese Linguistics, series editor of Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics, andeditor ofthe volume Phonology and Poetic Prosody of The Encyclopedia of China (3rd edition). His recently published books include Syntax-Phonology Interface: Argumentation from Tone Sandhi in Chinese Dialects and Tonal Prosody in Yongming Style Poems.

Youyong Qian is Associate Professor at the Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He received his PhD in Chinese Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015 and MA in Chinese Linguistics from Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2010. His research interests include theoretical linguistics, phonology, Chinese historical phonology, and language acquisition. His major publication is A Study of Sino-Korean Phonology: Its Origin, Adaptation and Layers (2018, Routledge).

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics

Routledge Studies in Chinese Linguistics is a state-of-the-art book series showcasing high quality research on the linguistics of the Chinese language. Titles in the series range from seminal classics to cutting edge studies in the field, and comprise both research monographs and edited volumes.

Contributions are welcomed from all areas of linguistic study applied to the Chinese language, including but not limited to phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, stylistics, sociolinguistics, language and communication, historical linguistics, dialectology, language acquisition, language pedagogy, corpus linguistics, bilingualism and Chinese for specific purposes, etc.

Published in English, titles in the series will be of great interest to postgraduate students and scholars in the fields of Chinese language and linguistics.

If you have a book proposal or idea in mind that might be suitable for the series, please contact the series editor Hongming Zhang of the University of Wisconsin-Madison ([email protected]). For more information on submitting a proposal to Routledge, please visit

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