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Prosodic Typology: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Sun-Ah Jun


This book illustrates an approach to prosodic typology through descriptions of the intonation and the prosodic structure of thirteen typologically different languages based on the same theoretical framework, the ‘autosegmental-metrical’ model of intonational phonology, and the transcription system of prosody known as ToBI (Tones and Break Indices). It is the first book introducing the history and principles of ToBI. It presents eleven ToBI systems ranging from European languages, Asian languages, an Australian aboriginal language, and an American Indian language, illustrating the flexibility a ... More

Keywords: prosodic typology, ToBI, prosodic transcription, autosegmental-metrical phonology, intonational phonology, prosodic structure, intonation

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199249633
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249633.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sun-Ah Jun, editor
University of California, Los Angeles
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1 Introduction

Sun-Ah Jun

2 The Original ToBi System and the Evolution of the ToBi Framework

Mary E. Beckman, Julia Hirschberg, and Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel

3 German Intonation in Autosegmental-Metrical Phonology*

Martine Grice, Stefan Baumann, and Ralf Benzmüller

9 Towards a Pan-Mandarin System for Prosodic Transcription

Shu-hui Peng, Marjorie K. M Chan, Chiu-yu Tseng, Tsan Huang, Ok Joo Lee, and Mary E. Beckman

10 An Autosegmental-Metrical Analysis and Prosodic Annotation Conventions for Cantonese*

Wai Yi P. Wong, Marjorie K. M. Chan, and Mary E. Beckman

12 Intonation in Six Dialects of Bininj Gun-wok*

Judith Bishop, and Janet Fletcher

13 Strategies for Intonation Labelling across Varieties of Italian*

Martine Grice, Mariapaola D’Imperio, Michelina Savino, and Cinzia Avesani