Synopses & Reviews
This 2008 second edition presents a completely revised overview of research on intonational phonology since the 1970s, including new material on research developments since the mid 1990s. It contains a new section discussing the research on the alignment of pitch features that has developed since the first edition was published, a substantially rewritten section on ToBI transcription that takes account of the application of ToBI principles to other languages, and new sections on the phonetic research on accent and focus. The substantive chapters on the analysis and transcription of pitch contours, pitch range, sentence stress and prosodic structure have been reorganised and updated. In addition, there is an associated website with sound files of the example sentences discussed in the book. This well-known study will continue to appeal to researchers and graduate students who work on any aspect of intonation.
Second edition of this overview of research on intonational phonology, which includes new material on research developments since the mid 1990s.
About the Author
D. Robert Ladd is Professor of Linguistics in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. He has published extensively on various aspects of intonation in the field's leading journals, including Language, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and Journal of Phonetics.
Table of Contents
Part I. Preliminaries: 1. Introduction to intonational phonology; 2. Fundamental concepts of the autosegmental-metrical theory; Part II. Pitch: 3. Analysis and transcription of intonation; 4. Issues in AM pitch phonology; 5. Intonational phonetics: alignment and scaling of tonal targets; Part III. Phrasing and Prominence: 6. Patterns of sentence stress; 7. Phonological issues in sentence stress; 8. Prosodic structure.