Phonetics 4 Suprasegmentals

Grammatical or semantic information above the word

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Unformatted text preview: r? grammatical or semantic information above the word level (all languages) b. Tone: pitch differences signal word meaning contrasts (e.g. Mandarin, Thai, Cherokee, Yoruba) ! Danny became a lawyer! ! Jenny gave Peter instructions to follow. ‘Jenny gave Peter a set of instructions which Peter was supposed to follow.’ ‘Jenny instructed Peter to follow her.’ 1 9/16/2013 ! Tone languages: single-syllable words which differ only in pitch have different meanings. ! Kalam Kohistani (Indo-Aryan) [ba:n] high pitch ‘joint’ falling pitch ‘excuse...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2014 for the course LING 101 taught by Professor Macaulay during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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