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Title: English Speech Rhythm. Form and Function in Everyday Verbal Interaction
Written By: Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen
Description:

Reconsiders the question of speech isochrony, the regular recurrence of (stressed) syllables in time, from an empirical point of view. Suggests that speech rhythm patterns at turn transitions in everyday English conversation are not random occurrences or the result of a social-psychological adaptation process but are contextualization cues which figure systematically in the creation and interpretation of linguistic meaning in communication.

Publication Year: 1993
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Phonetics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556192932
ISBN-13: 9781556192937
Pages: 346
Prices: U.S. $ 162
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027250375
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