Prosodic Features and Prosodic Structure presents an overall view of the nature of prosodic features of language - accent, stress, rhythm, tone, pitch, and intonation - and shows how these connect to sound systems and meaning. It is a work of great scholarship and learning, expressed in way that will be accessible to all linguists from advanced undergraduates to postdoctoral researchers. The last substantial overview was published over 20 years ago. Since then the subject has been transformed by linked advances in phonological and phonetic theory and accoustic technology. This book will interest phonologists, phoneticians, and researchers in related applied fields such as speech pathology and speech synthesis.
The text is always clear, and there is an obvious careful attention to detail ... the clarity of the presentation is admirable ... a highly valuable and thoughtful overview of the structure of prosody ... The presentation is always lucid and the analysis always carefully presented ... an excellent contribution to an understanding of the nature and representation of prosody which many readers will find exceptionally useful. LINGUIST List Anthony Fox's Prosodic Features and Prosodic Structures is a superb synthesis of all approaches to all aspects of prosody. Alan Cruttenden, University of Manchester
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