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Title: Compound Stress in English
Subtitle: The Phonetics and Phonology of Prosodic Prominence
Written By: Gero Kunter
Series Title: Linguistische Arbeiten 539

This volume addresses several claims about the two prominence patterns found
in English nominal compounds in a rigorously empirical way. Listener
proficiency to identify these patterns is investigated, and the acoustic properties
that distinguish the patterns are identified. These properties are used to predict
statistically the prominence pattern of any given compound. The book further
analyzes the semantic and structural factors influencing the distribution of the
prominence patterns, and addresses the extent of within- and across-speaker
variability in English compound stress assignment.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110254709
Pages: 225
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110254693
Pages: 225
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95
U.S. $ 140.00