LINGUIST List 31.2163

Thu Jul 02 2020

Books: In Search of Basic Units of Spoken Language: Izre'el, Mello, Panunzi, Raso (eds.)

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Date: 01-Jul-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: In Search of Basic Units of Spoken Language: Izre'el, Mello, Panunzi, Raso (eds.)
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Title: In Search of Basic Units of Spoken Language
Subtitle: A corpus-driven approach
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 94
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/scl.94

Editor: Shlomo Izre'el
Editor: Heliana Mello
Editor: Alessandro Panunzi
Editor: Tommaso Raso
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261533 Pages: 440 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261533 Pages: 440 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261533 Pages: 440 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204974 Pages: 440 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204974 Pages: 440 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204974 Pages: 440 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

What is the best way to analyze spontaneous spoken language? In their search for the basic units of spoken language the authors of this volume opt for a corpus-driven approach. They share a strong conviction that prosodic structure is essential for the study of spoken discourse and each bring their own theoretical and practical experience to the table. In the first part of the book they segment spoken material from a range of different languages (Russian, Hebrew, Central Pomo (an indigenous language from California), French, Japanese, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese). In the second part of the book each author analyzes the same two spoken English samples, but looking at them from different perspectives, using different methods of analysis as reflected in their respective analyses in Part I. This approach allows for common tendencies of segmentation to emerge, both prosodic and segmental.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Phonetics
                            Phonology
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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