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The Prosody of Greek Speech - A. M. Devine

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In this important study, A. M. Devine and Laurence D. Stephens interpret the evidence of Greek verse texts, inscriptions, and musical settings in the framework of a theory of prosody based on cross-linguistic evidence and experimental phonetic and psycholinguistic data, and reconstruct the syllable structure, rhythm, accent, phrasing, and intonation of classical Greek speech. The authors employ sophisticated statistical analyses to support an impressive range of new findings which relate not only to phonetics and phonology, but also to pragmatics and the syntax-phonology interface.
Introductory and background material is provided for the benefit of general classicists and nonspecialist readers, making the work an indispensable resource for both students and scholars in the fields of classics and linguistics. A pioneering study, The Prosody of Greek Speech offers a new paradigm for the reconstruction of the prosody of dead languages.

"A learned, serious and important book...completely original...it contains the answer to many questions which classicists and linguists constantly ask and to which the existing handbooks of metrics and prosody give only tentative answers."--Henry Hoenigswald, University of Pennsylvania, Emeritus "Very well written. A very important book. It displays an incredible breadth of knowledge and understanding."--Sheila Embleton, York University "I enjoyed reading this book more than almost any other in Linguistics or the Classics in the past several years, and it is a spectacular piece of scholarship. [It] should be read by every Classicist even remotely concerned with Ancient Greek as the living entity it once was....The efforts that have culminated in this volume provide a nearly bottomless source of real advances and ideas that should spawn years of fruitful research."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review "A learned, serious and important book...completely original...it contains the answer to many questions which classicists and linguists constantly ask and to which the existing handbooks of metrics and prosody give only tentative answers."--Henry Hoenigswald, University of Pennsylvania, Emeritus "Very well written. A very important book. It displays an incredible breadth of knowledge and understanding."--Sheila Embleton, York University "I enjoyed reading this book more than almost any other in Linguistics or the Classics in the past several years, and it is a spectacular piece of scholarship. [It] should be read by every Classicist even remotely concerned with Ancient Greek as the living entity it once was....The efforts that have culminated in this volume provide a nearly bottomless source of real advances and ideas that should spawn years of fruitful research."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Abbreviationsp. xvii
The Physiology of Prosodyp. 3
Overviewp. 3
Neurologyp. 4
Respirationp. 7
Chest pulsesp. 9
Arrested syllablesp. 10
Phonationp. 11
Glottal aperturep. 11
Fundamental frequencyp. 12
Pitch rangep. 15
Articulationp. 15
Vowelsp. 16
Consonantsp. 18
The Syllablep. 21
Sonorityp. 22
Sonority sequencingp. 23
Syllabificationp. 24
Indeterminacyp. 25
The syllable as a perceptual unitp. 26
Syllable demarcationp. 26
Muta cum liquidap. 31
Greek Syllable Divisionp. 32
Metrical evidencep. 32
Sonorityp. 34
Morphologyp. 35
Orthographic evidencep. 36
Linguistic evidencep. 39
VCCVp. 41
VCCCV, VCCCCVp. 42
Syllable Duration and Weightp. 43
Nonce durationsp. 45
Idiolect and tempop. 45
Subcategorical differencesp. 46
The morap. 47
Submoraic distinctionsp. 49
Method of investigationp. 52
Syllable onsetp. 53
Muta cum liquidap. 59
Intrinsic vowel durationp. 61
Contextual vowel durationp. 64
Intrinsic consonant durationp. 66
Contextual consonant durationp. 67
Rime structurep. 68
Light syllablesp. 69
Heavy syllablesp. 70
Superheavy syllablesp. 76
Prepausal locationp. 79
Conclusionp. 84
Rhythmp. 85
The Psychology of Rhythmp. 85
Rhythm in Speechp. 92
Phonological evidencep. 92
Syllablep. 93
Footp. 95
Word length effectp. 98
Iambic vs. trochaicp. 98
Evidence for Greek Speech Rhythmp. 99
Language and metrep. 99
A Theory of Greek Speech Rhythmp. 117
Mappingp. 121
Principles of pattern structurep. 123
Mapping rulesp. 127
Light syllable prolongationp. 129
Subordinationp. 131
Matrix formationp. 132
Heavy syllable prolongationp. 135
Ratio of light to heavy syllablep. 141
Text frequencyp. 141
Categoryp. 143
Prepausal locationp. 143
Postpausal locationp. 145
Demarcationp. 146
Accent calculusp. 152
Conclusionp. 156
Pitchp. 157
Pitch and F[subscript 0]p. 157
Production and perceptionp. 158
Speech Tone and Song Melodyp. 160
Word melodyp. 160
Speech tone in songp. 162
Mismatchesp. 166
Strophic verse, genrep. 167
Stress and songp. 170
Pitch in Accented and Unaccented Syllablesp. 171
Dionysiusp. 171
The Delphic hymnsp. 172
Intrinsic F[subscript 0]p. 173
Contextual F[subscript 0]p. 176
Grave accentp. 180
Mid-High-Low contourp. 183
Intramoraic peak locationp. 185
Number of morae in rise and fallp. 185
Slopep. 187
Secondary risep. 189
Resonantsp. 191
Word Prosodyp. 195
Intensityp. 195
Pitch in word prosodyp. 198
Tone languagesp. 199
Restricted tone languagesp. 200
Stress languagesp. 204
Pitch differentiated stressp. 206
Low-toned stress and dislocationp. 208
Pitch accent languagesp. 211
Development of the Stress Accentp. 215
Segmental evidencep. 216
Metrical evidencep. 219
Musical evidencep. 220
Conclusionp. 223
Connected Speechp. 224
Rate and Style of Speechp. 224
Domainsp. 225
Prosodic readjustmentp. 226
Durational ratiosp. 227
Articulatory strategyp. 228
Segmental reductionp. 229
Tonep. 230
Style of speechp. 231
Variation in versep. 232
The Syllable in Connected Speechp. 234
Resyllabificationp. 235
Perception of resyllabificationp. 236
Domains of resyllabificationp. 237
From coda to onsetp. 238
Domain of coda to onset resyllabificationp. 240
From onset to codap. 243
Domain of onset to coda resyllabificationp. 246
Segmental modificationp. 248
Geminationp. 248
Domain of [rho]-geminationp. 250
Latent segmentsp. 251
Difficult clustersp. 253
Hiatusp. 253
Gliding and shorteningp. 255
Elision and contractionp. 256
Elision in Greekp. 259
Domain of elisionp. 262
Elision and the accentp. 265
Crasisp. 266
Prodelisionp. 269
Rhythm in Connected Speechp. 271
Readjustment of final lengtheningp. 272
Refootingp. 272
Remappingp. 276
Domain of remappingp. 281
Remapping and demarcationp. 282
The Appositive Groupp. 285
Prosodic Domainsp. 285
Variable phrasingp. 286
Readjustment of the syntaxp. 287
Diagnostics for prosodic domainsp. 289
The Processing of Function Wordsp. 291
Reading, evoked potentialsp. 292
Speech errorsp. 293
Word gamesp. 294
Agrammatismp. 294
The Appositive Groupp. 303
Syntactic clisisp. 303
Correlation of levelsp. 303
Phonological clisisp. 304
Appositivesp. 306
Syllable restructuringp. 307
Metrical evidencep. 308
S-prepositivesp. 308
S-prepositivesp. 309
S- and S-postpositivesp. 311
SS-appositivesp. 313
SS-appositivesp. 315
SS-appositivesp. 316
SS-appositivesp. 317
Trisyllabic appositivesp. 318
Compositesp. 319
SS-compositesp. 320
SS-compositesp. 320
SS-compositesp. 321
Extended compositesp. 322
Bidirectional appositivesp. 323
Elision and remappingp. 324
Inscriptional evidencep. 326
Factors Conditioning Appositive Statusp. 330
Syntaxp. 331
Categoryp. 339
Morphologyp. 342
Semilexicalsp. 343
Phonological substancep. 345
Frequencyp. 347
Fixed phrasesp. 348
Figures of speechp. 349
Accentp. 350
Polytonicityp. 350
Atonicityp. 351
Clisisp. 352
Encliticsp. 353
Procliticsp. 356
Other nonenclitic nonlexicalsp. 361
Conclusion: The accentuation of proclitics and nonenclitic nonlexicalsp. 363
Anastrophep. 364
Direction of clisisp. 365
Secondary accentuationp. 368
Synenclisisp. 373
Accentual compositesp. 374
The Minor Phrasep. 376
Constituencyp. 376
Word orderp. 378
Complement and adjunctp. 378
Scopep. 379
Movement and tracep. 380
Word order and phrase structurep. 380
Interphrasal environmentp. 383
Branchingp. 384
Verb plus subjectp. 386
Participial phrasesp. 387
Phrase punctuating inscriptionsp. 388
Phrasing algorithmp. 390
Sandhi evidencep. 397
Verse structurep. 398
Phrase final lengtheningp. 401
Accentp. 402
The Major Phrase and Utterancep. 409
Phonology and syntaxp. 409
Gradiencep. 411
Major phrasep. 412
Syntactic correlatesp. 414
Parentheticalsp. 416
Sentencep. 418
Paragraphp. 419
The Major Phrase in Greekp. 420
Ancient punctuationp. 420
Particlesp. 422
Parentheticalsp. 423
Hiatus in prosep. 424
Verse correlatesp. 424
Orthotonic pronounsp. 428
Inscriptional punctuationp. 429
Initial rise and terminal fallp. 429
Final oxytonesp. 431
Pausep. 432
Domain of podic rhythmp. 433
Downtrendsp. 435
Resetp. 439
Downtrend in songp. 440
Catathesis in Greekp. 441
Effect of the grave on catathesisp. 445
Resetp. 449
Loss of classical system of pitch accent catathesisp. 451
Sentence typep. 452
Topic and Focusp. 456
Topicp. 456
Focusp. 457
Informational articulationp. 459
Topic and focus markersp. 460
Verbal morphology and particlesp. 460
Word orderp. 460
Dislocationp. 461
Cleftsp. 463
Phonology of focusp. 463
Typology of focus markersp. 467
Affective prosodyp. 469
Focus, emphasis and registerp. 474
Topic and Focus in Greekp. 475
Personal pronounsp. 475
Appositive groupp. 477
Minor phrasep. 478
Major phrasep. 478
Musical evidencep. 479
Discontinuous noun phrasesp. 480
Phrasing of YXYp. 487
Internal prosodic structure of YXYp. 489
Phrasing of SVSp. 491
Inscriptional punctuation of discontinuous structuresp. 493
General properties of YXY phrasingp. 493
Musical evidencep. 494
Bibliographyp. 498
Indexp. 563
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ISBN: 9780195085464
ISBN-10: 0195085469
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 584
Published: 1st December 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.21 x 16.13  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.98