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The roles of intonation in English discourse

by Paul Tench

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Published by P. Lang in Frankfurt am Main, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Intonation.,
  • English language -- Discourse analysis.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 525-534).

    StatementPaul Tench.
    SeriesForum linguisticum,, Bd. 31, Forum linguisticum (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) ;, Bd. 31.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1139 .T4 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 534 p. :
    Number of Pages534
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1883524M
    ISBN 103631426542
    LC Control Number90044370

    David Brazil's pioneering work on the grammar of spoken discourse ended at A Grammar Of Speech () due to his untimely death. Gerard O'Grady picks up the baton in this book and tests the description of used language against a spoken corpus. He incorporates findings from the last decade of corpus linguistics study, notably concerning phrases and lexical items larger than single orthographic. Intonation in Text and Discoursedescribes the way in which speech melody, or intonation, is used to signal the structure of spoken texts. It examines the role of intonation in clarifying the relationship between successive utterances, from close cohesive ties ('middles') to major breaks for a new topic ('ends' and 'beginnings').

      THE DISCOURSE FUNCTIONS OF INTONATION Intonation can signal to the listener what is to be taken as “new” information and what is already “given”. It can indicate when the speaker is indicating some sort of contrast or link with material in another tone unit. This textbook is an accessible introduction to discourse intonation for ESL/EFL instructors, whether practicing or in pre-service graduate programs. Because intonation (typically defined as pitch structure that also includes rhythm and stress patterns) is used to form impressions about a speaker's.

    Part of the Communication and Cybernetics book series (COMMUNICATION, volume 11) Abstract Past research of intonation at the Institute for Perception Research has been concerned with describing melodic properties of utterances in terms of perceptually relevant pitch events, without taking into consideration their possible communicative functions. Tench provides an introduction to the current state of functional linguistics studies in the intonation of English. Intended not only for students of linguistics and English language, the book also contains information ideal for consideration by language teachers, speech therapists, drama students and other professions that rely heavily upon the spoken word.


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The roles of intonation in English discourse by Paul Tench Download PDF EPUB FB2

«Although 'The Role of Intonation in English Discourse' focuses on English intonation, it should also be of great interest to students of linguistics in general. Tench's work is largely based on audio-recorded data of extensive corpora of actual spoken text along with his native speaker intuition.» (Stephen G.

Lambacher, Phonetica)Cited by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Tench, Paul. Roles of intonation in English discourse. Frankfurt am Main ; New York: P. Lang, © Intonation in Text and Discourse describes the way in which speech melody, or intonation, is used to signal the structure of spoken texts.

It examines the role of intonation in clarifying the relationship between successive utterances, from close cohesive ties ('middles') to major breaks for a new topic ('ends' and 'beginnings').

Intonation refers to a combination of acoustic parameters, including duration, intensity, and pitch used to communicate discourse meaning. View full-text Discover more. Intonation features constitute a set of resources available in speakers’ voices which, in many languages such as English or Spanish, signal textual and interpersonal meanings in discourse.

Phonological features do not project specific meanings by themselves but rather situationally, at a certain stage in the discourse, and in combination with. The role of tone choice in improving ITA communication in the classroom. model of discourse intonation. The results showed that the native-English-speaking TAs systematically exploited their.

About A Grammar of Spoken English Discourse. David Brazil's pioneering work on the grammar of spoken discourse ended at A Grammar Of Speech () due to his untimely death.

Gerard O'Grady picks up the baton in this book and tests the description of used language against a spoken corpus. Intonation in Text and Discourse describes the way in which speech melody, or intonation, is used to signal the structure of spoken texts.

It examines the role of intonation in clarifying the relationship between successive utterances, from close cohesive ties ('middles') to major breaks for a new topic ('ends' and 'beginnings').

The role of intonation in expressing attitude or emotional state, while it is surely relevant in the long run to "discourse", is something that many linguists and phoneticians would rather ignore. By contrast, for many psychologists, emotion and attitude are of central interest, and intonation is often considered a prime carrier of affective.

The Communicative Value of Intonation in English, originally published in by the English Language Research unit in Birmingham and revised insets out David Brazil's description of the system of intonation in English.

This model of English intonation takes a discourse-based approach and attempts to assign 'meaning' or a communicative value to the different aspects that make up the.

Singaporean and British English, including discourse intonation, pitch range and lexical stress. Hung (, a) uses a contrastive methodology in determining his phonology. Intonation in the Grammar of English is a very modern book in the sense that it is not just a text but encourages the reader to be book is for a reader who wants to know in detail about intonation features of English and how this interacts with the Reviews: 1.

In this essay, I compare and contrast grammatical model of intonation with discourse intonation model. I have selected the former model first because grammar and intonation historically have been considered close and inter-related (Coupler_Kohlen. His work will be of relevance to all whose interests are in understanding speech as process rather than product and the role of intonation in discourse." (Martin Hewings, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies, University of Birmingham, UK).

English that addresses its multi-functional role in discourse, as opposed to its traditional presentation at the utterance level. This is clearly described by Chun () who outlines four functions of intonation in spoken discourse: A grammatical function including the use of intonation as one way to distinguish between statements and.

First published in 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.

Prosody is an integral part of the spoken language. It conveys structure and meaning in an individual utterance, and it also contributes to the structuring and meaning of discourse.

This chapter outlines some of the ways in which prosody, and intonation in particular, serves to structure spoken texts, manage interaction, and convey pragmatic.

This book first presents the latest linguistic theories of intonation, in particular, how intonation functions in discourse not only to signal sentence types and attitudinal meanings but also to provide turn-taking and other conversational cues. The second part of the book examines the research in applied linguistics on the acquisition of L2.

Using Brazil’s () Discourse Intonation as a framework for analysis, the CR discourse function differs from the rise and fall-rise of Standard Southern British English (SSBE).

The CR is a. This creates a great opportunity for you to assess every student’s intonation, and ensures that even your shyest students get in on the activity. Inside Out. This exercise is a fun and effective way for students to practice English intonation.

It will help students learn how intonation can be used to express emotions, feelings and. Discourse Intonation (DI) is a model of intonational forms and meanings that was developed to describe British varieties of English (Brazil, ; Brazil, Coulthard & Johns, ).

It has subsequently been applied to American English for linguistic research and pedagogical purposes.Description: The book is the first to apply David Brazil s Discourse Intonation systems (prominence, tone, key and termination) to the study of a corpus of authentic, naturally-occurring spoken discourses.

The Hong Kong Corpus of Spoken English (prosodic) is made up of approximately one million words consisting of four sub-corpora of equal.Preface 1. Some preliminary considerations 2. Past work on prosodic features 3. Voice-quality and sound attributes in prosodic study 4.

The prosodic features of English 5. The intonation system of English 6. The grammar of intonation 7.

The semantics of intonation Bibliography Index of .