Date: 19-Jan-2008 From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de> Subject: The Intonation of Castilian Spanish Declaratives and Absolute Interrogatives: Face E-mail this message to a friend
Title: The Intonation of Castilian Spanish Declaratives and Absolute Interrogatives
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Phonetics 02
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
Author: Timothy L. Face
Paperback: ISBN: 9783895860744 Pages: 120 Price: Europe EURO 58.00
The Intonation of Castilian Spanish Declaratives and Absolute Interrogatives sets out to provide the most complete description of the intonation patterns of Castilian Spanish declaratives and absolute interrogatives that has been presented to date. Speech production data is compiled and examined to determine the physical characteristics of the intonation patterns of these sentence types in both broad focus and in narrow focus contexts, allowing for as complete an understanding of the intonation patterns presented by declaratives and absolute interrogatives as is currently possible.
Speech perception data is also presented in order to address the differences between the intonation patterns of declaratives and absolute interrogatives from the perspective of the listener, showing the degree to which each of these differences is meaningful in communication. While the primary goal of the book is to present a solid description of the intonation patterns, the implications of the data for any potential phonological analysis of the intonation patterns are also considered.