Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


May I Quote You on That?

By Stephen Spector

A guide to English grammar and usage for the twenty-first century, pairing grammar rules with interesting and humorous quotations from American popular culture.

New from Cambridge University Press!


The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages

Edited By Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank

This book "examines the reasons behind the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages."

Book Information

Sun Image

Title: Erzya prosody
Written By: Ilse Lehiste
Niina Aasmäe
Einar Meister
Karl Pajusalu
Pire Teras
Tiit-Rein Viitso
Series Title: Mémoires de la Société Finno-Ougrienne 245

The book contains two main parts. In the first part (Chapter 2), previous studies of the prosody of Erzya are surveyed. The chapter focuses on earlier acoustic analyses of Erzya prosodic features, treatments of Erzya phonology, and diachronic and typological studies of Mordvin in general and Erzya in particular. The objective of this review is to bring forward research questions relevant to solving the puzzle of Erzya prosody. The second main part of the study (Chapter 3) presents the results of the experimental research. The analysis concentrates on the role of quantity and stress in the Erzya prosodic system. The duration of sounds, the acoustical structure of vowels, and the fundamental frequency are measured in a corpus of test sentences.

Volumes for sale at Tiedekirja (

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Finno-Ugrian Society
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Subject Language(s): Erzya
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9525150720
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 137
Prices: Europe EURO 15