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Intonation in Romance

Sónia Frota and Pilar Prieto


This book offers a comprehensive description of the prosody of nine Romance languages (Catalan, French, Friulian, Italian, Occitan, Portuguese, Romanian, Sardinian, and Spanish) which takes into account internal dialectal variation. The prosodic analysis of all nine languages has been couched in a common framework, the Autosegmental Metrical framework of intonational phonology and the ToBI transcription system, and has been carried out by groups of well-known experts on the prosody of these languages. One of the two noteworthy aspects of the book is the common methodology used in each of the c ... More

Keywords: intonation, prosodic phrasing, Romance languages, intonational variation, intonational phonology, Autosegmental Metrical framework, ToBI, nuclear contour, prominence, typology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199685332
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685332.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sónia Frota, editor
Associate Professor, University of Lisbon

Pilar Prieto, editor
ICREA Research Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

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1 Introduction

Pilar Prieto and Sónia Frota

2 Intonational phonology of Catalan and its dialectal varieties

Pilar Prieto, Joan Borràs-Comes, Teresa Cabré, Verònica Crespo-Sendra, Ignasi Mascaró, Paolo Roseano, Rafèu Sichel-Bazin, and Maria del Mar Vanrell

3 Intonational phonology of French: Developing a ToBI system for French

Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie, Brechtje Post, Mathieu Avanzi, Carolin Buthke, Albert Di Cristo, Ingo Feldhausen, Sun-Ah Jun, Philippe Martin, Trudel Meisenburg, Annie Rialland, Rafèu Sichel-Bazin, and HiYon Yoo

4 Intonational phonology of Friulian and its dialects

Paolo Roseano, Maria del Mar Vanrell, and Pilar Prieto

5 Intonational phonology of the regional varieties of Italian

Barbara Gili Fivela, Cinzia Avesani, Marco Barone, Giuliano Bocci, Claudia Crocco, Mariapaola D’Imperio, Rosa Giordano, Giovanna Marotta, Michelina Savino, and Patrizia Sorianello

6 Intonational phonology of Occitan

Rafèu Sichel-Bazin, Trudel Meisenburg, and Pilar Prieto

7 Intonational variation in Portuguese

Sónia Frota, Marisa Cruz, Flaviane Svartman, Gisela Collischonn, Aline Fonseca, Carolina Serra, Pedro Oliveira, and Marina Vigário

8 Transcription of Romanian intonation

Doina Jitcă, Vasile Apopei, Otilia Păduraru, and Samuil Maruşca

9 Sardinian intonational phonology: Logudorese and Campidanese varieties

Maria del Mar Vanrell, Francesc Ballone, Carlo Schirru, and Pilar Prieto

10 Intonational variation in Spanish

José Ignacio Hualde and Pilar Prieto

11 Intonation in Romance

Sónia Frota and Pilar Prieto

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