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Prosodic Typology IIThe Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing$
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Sun-Ah Jun

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199567300

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567300.001.0001

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The intonational phonology of Mongolian

The intonational phonology of Mongolian

(p.187) 7 The intonational phonology of Mongolian*
Prosodic Typology II

Anastasia M. Karlsson

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes tonal features of Halh Mongolian. Mongolian belongs to edge-prominence languages: Halh speakers either use available boundary tones or insert a tonal boundary for different pragmatic meanings. Most tonal variation occurs utterance finally, while phrasing and focusing are signaled phrase initially at the left edge of prosodic units.

Keywords:   Halh Mongolian, intonation, accentual phrase, edge prominence, mora

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