Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login

New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

The Language of Hunter-Gatherers

Edited by Tom Güldemann, Patrick McConvell, Richard A. Rhodes

The Language of Hunter-Gatherers "With its worldwide coverage, this volume serves as a report on the state of hunter-gatherer societies at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and readers in all geographical areas will find arguments of relevance here."


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

The Oxford Handbook of Negation

Edited by Viviane Déprez and M. Teresa Espinal

The Oxford Handbook of Negation "In this volume, international experts in negation provide a comprehensive overview of cross-linguistic and philosophical research in the field, as well as accounts of more recent results from experimental linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neuroscience."



E-mail this page 1

We Have a New Site!

With the help of your donations we have been making good progress on designing and launching our new website! Check it out at https://new.linguistlist.org/!
***We are still in our beta stages for the new site--if you have any feedback, be sure to let us know at webdevlinguistlist.org***

Dissertation Information


Title: The Intonational Grammar of Persian Add Dissertation
Author: Nima Sadat-Tehrani Update Dissertation
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~sadatteh/
Institution: University of Manitoba, Linguistics Department
Completed in: 2008
Linguistic Subfield(s): Phonetics; Phonology;
Subject Language(s): Persian, Iranian
Director(s): Jila Ghomeshi
Kevin Russell
Gorka Elordieta
Robert Hagiwara

Abstract: This thesis is a detailed investigation of the phonology and phonetics of
the intonation of Persian carried out in the framework of the AM theory of
intonational phonology. Based on 2112 utterances read by a total of 8
native speakers, the work, on the one hand, presents a phonological account
of the prosodic structure of this language, a structure that consists of
the level Accentual Phrase with the pitch accent (L+)H* immediately
dominated by the level Intonational Phrase, each level being marked by a
low or high boundary tone. On the other hand, it scrutinizes the phonetic
implementation of tones with regard to segments and shows how the phonology
of Persian intonation is phonetically realized in the speech string. This
research also studies the intonational patterns of simplex sentences,
compound sentences coordinated with different types of conjunctions,
subordinate structures, and vocative constructions. The sentence types
include copular verb declaratives, sentences with unaccusative and
unergative verbs, (S)(O)V sentences with and without adjuncts, null subject
sentences, scrambled sentences, yes/no questions, leading yes/no questions,
alternative questions, tag questions, single and multiple WH-questions,
echo questions, imperatives, and single, double, and phrase focus
constructions.