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Intonation in English and Czech Dialogues

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Year of publication 2018
Type Monograph
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The focus of this study is a comparison of intonation in English and Czech conversation in regard to the length of the tone unit, the position of the nucleus in a tone unit, the word class functions of nucleus bearers, the FSP functions of nucleus bearers, and the pitch patterns of nuclei. These phenomena were examined in a corpus of parallel English and Czech dialogues - one pair of scripted and one pair of non-scripted (i.e. natural, unprepared) texts. The study concentrated on differences between English and Czech conversation, but it also examined some differences between scripted and non-scripted conversation across languages. The book cotains concise introductions into the theory of functional sentence perspective and the prososdic analysis of spoken language.
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