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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)
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.
- Spring '08