Czech intonation: A tonal approach

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Title:Czech intonation: A tonal approach
Creators:
Duběda, Tomáš; tomas dot dubeda at ff dot cuni dot cz; Ústav translatologie FF UK, Hybernská 3, Praha 1, 110 00, Czech Republic
Journal or Publication Title:
Slovo a slovesnost, 75, 2, pp. 83-99
Uncontrolled Keywords:intonation, Czech, autosegmental phonology, tonal stylisation, pitch accents, boundary tones, prosodic phrase

Abstract

In this article we describe a model of Czech intonation that is based on Daneš’s system of nuclear contours (1957), though, unlike Daneš’s system, it is formally inspired by autosegmental (tone-based) theory. After discussing the fundamental principles of the stylisation (prosodic phrase, types of tonal events, their scaling and their functions) we present and illustrate the inventories of prenuclear accents, boundary tones and nuclear contours. The findings of our analysis are based on two types of speech recordings (read newspaper texts and literary dialogues). Issues relating to the application of tonal events to prosodic phrases (alignment of nuclear contours, intonational homonymy and synonymy, structure of the phrase) are also discussed. We conclude the article by providing a general typological overview of Czech intonation.

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Title:Czech intonation: A tonal approach
Translated title:Czech intonation: A tonal approach
Creators:
Duběda, Tomáš; tomas dot dubeda at ff dot cuni dot cz; Ústav translatologie FF UK, Hybernská 3, Praha 1, 110 00, Czech Republic
Uncontrolled Keywords:intonation, Czech, autosegmental phonology, tonal stylisation, pitch accents, boundary tones, prosodic phrase
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 9. Section of Humanities and Philology > Institute of the Czech Language > Slovo a slovesnost
Journal or Publication Title:Slovo a slovesnost
Volume:75
Number:2
Page Range:pp. 83-99
ISSN:0037-7031
Publisher:Czech Language Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Related URLs:
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http://avi.lib.cas.cz/node/82Publisher
ID Code:8147
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:30 May 2014 13:35
Last Modified:30 May 2014 11:35

Citation

Duběda, Tomáš (2014) Czech intonation: A tonal approach. Slovo a slovesnost, 75 (2). pp. 83-99. ISSN 0037-7031

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