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LINGUIST List 24.5159

Fri Dec 13 2013

Books: The Anatomy of the English Metrical Foot: Ciszewski

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 13-Dec-2013
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: The Anatomy of the English Metrical Foot: Ciszewski
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Title: The Anatomy of the English Metrical Foot
Subtitle: Acoustics, Perception and Structure
Series Title: Interfaces
Published: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?263229

Author: Tomasz Ciszewski
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631632291 Pages: 203 Price: U.S. $ 55.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631632291 Pages: 203 Price: U.K. £ 34.30
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631632291 Pages: 203 Price: Europe EURO 42.90
Abstract:

This book is an attempt to define the concept of metrical foot in acoustic terms. The foot constituent has been approached from various theoretical standpoints. Little attention, however, has been devoted to its empirical justification. The author explores the possiblity that the foot is a purely vocalic constituent and can be described as a complex network of inter- and intravocalic relations between duration, pitch and intensity. He argues that a number of quantitative processes, like pre-fortis clipping or final lengthening, are inexplicable without reference to the foot. Convincing arguments are provided for the vowel-based isochrony which is derivative of the quantitative processes operating within the foot. The author also points out ways in which these empirical results may be incorporated into phonological theory.

Contents: Foot structure – Methodological foundations – Foot - a purely vocalic constituent? – Anaylsis of duration, pitch, intensity and the interrelations between the three acoustic parameters – Implications for phonological theory.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
                            Phonology

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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