English intonation : an introduction

J.C. Wells

Intonation - the rise and fall of pitch in our voices - plays a crucial role in how we express meaning. This accessible introduction shows students how to recognize and reproduce the intonation patterns of English, providing clear explanations of what they mean and how they are used. It looks in particular at three key functions of intonation - to express our attitude, to structure our messages to one another, and to focus attention on particular parts of what we are saying. An invaluable guide to how English intonation works, it is complete with extensive exercises, drills and practice material, encouraging students to produce and understand the intonation patterns for themselves. The accompanying CD contains a wealth of spoken examples, clearly demonstrating English intonation in context. Drawing on the perspectives of both language teaching and linguistics, this textbook will be welcomed by both learners of English, and beginning undergraduates in phonetics and linguistics.

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  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Tone: going up and going down
  • 3. Tonicity: where does the nucleus go?
  • 4. Tonality: chunking, or division into IPs
  • 5. Beyond the three Ts
  • 6. Putting it all together.

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書名 English intonation : an introduction
著作者等 Wells, J. C.
Wells J.C.
書名別名 English intonation
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2006
ページ数 ix, 276 p.
大きさ 25 cm.
付随資料 1 CD-ROM
ISBN 9780521683807
NCID BA78506657
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス