Write a customer review. An invaluable guide to how English intonation works, it is complete with extensive exercises, drills and practice material, encouraging students to produce and understand intonatino intonation patterns for themselves. It looks in particular at three key functions of intonation — to express our attitude, to Intonation — the rise and fall of pitch in our voices — plays a crucial role in how we express meaning. It looks in particular at three key functions of intonation — to express our attitude, to structure our messages to one another, and to focus attention on particular parts of what we are saying. Wells English Choose a language for shopping. You also may like to try some ontonation these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item.
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About this title Intonation - the rise and fall of pitch in our voices - plays a crucial role in how we express meaning. This accessible introduction shows students how to recognize and reproduce the intonation patterns of English, providing clear explanations of what they mean and how they are used. It looks in particular at three key functions of intonation - to express our attitude, to structure our messages to one another, and to focus attention on particular parts of what we are saying.
An invaluable guide to how English intonation works, it is complete with extensive exercises, drills and practice material, encouraging students to produce and understand the intonation patterns for themselves. The accompanying CD contains a wealth of spoken examples, clearly demonstrating English intonation in context. Drawing on the perspectives of both language teaching and linguistics, this textbook will be welcomed by both learners of English, and beginning undergraduates in phonetics and linguistics.
Book Description: Intonation - the rise and fall of pitch in our voices - plays a crucial role in how we express meaning. This accessible introduction shows students how to recognize and reproduce intonation patterns in English, clearly explaining their meaning and use.
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English Intonation Hb and Audio CD: An Introduction
Intonation In every language of the world, in addition to speaking with consonants and vowels, we also vary the loudness, rhythm and musical pitch of our speech to transmit information. Many languages use these suprasegmental mechanisms as stress, "accent" or tone, but those uses are lexical or morphological, part of the words themselves. The most important element of prosody is pitch variation - melody - which we call intonation. In written language, we try to indicate prosody with punctuation - the period, comma, question mark, exclamation point and so on - and also with typography : boldface, underlining or small caps. These mechanisms are all relatively new; even the space between words was only invented in the 7th century!
Intonation Phrases in Phonetics
Wells, , English Intonation: An Introduction. After the introductory chapter offering an overview of the system of intonation that is being described, there is one chapter on each of the three main components of the system. Chapter 2 considers tone, especially falls, rises and fall-rises as they occur in statements, questions, and various other utterance types such as exclamations and greetings; Chapter 3 deals with tonicity, the location of the nucleus, and considers such things as old and new information, focus, phrasal verbs, and instances where the nucleus falls on a function word; Chapter 4 discusses tonality, or the chunking of utterances into intonation phrases. Then, in Chapter 5, further details are presented, particularly the pitch movements that take place in the syllables before the nucleus, and also more elaborate tonal distinctions than those covered in Chapter 2, for example between a high fall and a low fall; and in Chapter 6, the intonation of longer stretches of discourse is considered, and advice on how to mark the intonation of a text is given to students who are preparing to take the intonation component of the practical oral exam that is set by some British universities.
Richard Nordquist is professor emeritus of rhetoric and English at Georgia Southern University and the author of several university-level grammar and composition textbooks. Richard Nordquist Updated March 04, In phonetics , an intonation phrase is a stretch or chunk of spoken material that has its own intonation pattern or tune. The intonation phrase IP is the basic unit of intonation. In a phonetic analysis, the vertical bar symbol is used to represent the boundary between two intonation phrases. Examples and Observations "When speakers produce words in a row, we can usually observe that they are structured: individual words are grouped together to form an intonation phrase Intonation phrases can coincide with breath groups