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Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

By Michele Loporcaro

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Letter Writing and Language Change

Edited By Anita Auer, Daniel Schreier, and Richard J. Watts

This book "challenges the assumption that there is only one 'legitimate' and homogenous form of English or of any other language" and "supports the view of different/alternative histories of the English language and will appeal to readers who are skeptical of 'standard' language ideology."


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Title: The Phonology of Tone and Intonation
Written By: Carlos Gussenhoven
URL: http://www.cup.org/linguistics
Series Title: Research Surveys in Linguistics
Description:

Using examples from a wide variety of languages, this book reveals why
speakers vary their pitch, what these variations mean, and how they are
integrated into our grammars. All languages use modulations in pitch to
form utterances. Pitch modulation encodes lexical "tone" to signal
boundaries between morphemes or words, and encodes "intonation" to give
words and sentences an additional meaning that isn't part of their original
sense.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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