Intonational Grammar in Ibero-Romance

Approaches across linguistic subfields

Meghan E. Armstrong | University of Massachusetts Amherst
Nicholas Henriksen | University of Michigan
Maria del Mar Vanrell | Freie Universität Berlin
ISBN 9789027258052 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027267450 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Intonational Grammar in Ibero-Romance: Approaches across linguistic subfields is a volume of empirical research papers incorporating recent theoretical, methodological, and interdisciplinary advances in the field of intonation, as they relate to the Ibero-Romance languages. The volume brings together leading experts in Catalan, Portuguese, and Spanish, as well as in the intonation of Spanish in contact situations. The common thread is that each paper examines a specific topic related to the intonation of at least one Ibero-Romance language, framing the analysis in an experimental setting. The novel findings of each chapter hinge on critical connections that are made between the study of intonation and its related fields of linguistic inquiry, including syntax, pragmatics, sociophonetics, language acquisition and special populations. In this sense, the volume expands the traditional scope of Ibero-Romance intonation, including in it work on signed languages (LSC), individuals with autism spectrum disorder and individuals with Williams Syndrome. This volume establishes the precedent for researchers and advanced students who wish to explore the complexities of Ibero-Romance intonation. It also serves as a showcase of the most up-to-date methodologies in intonational research.
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“This rich anthology is a must-have volume for anyone working on intonation in the Iberian languages. Among other things, it illustrates the value of a common frame of reference: most of the papers presuppose autosegmental-metrical ideas about intonational form, which allows them to investigate intonational function - grammatical, pragmatic, social - in terms broadly comparable from chapter to chapter. Many of the papers also exemplify the rapid spread of experimental and corpus-based methods in linguistics today, which will interest a wide range of researchers in other areas as well.”
Intonational grammar in Ibero-Romance is an exceptionally rich collection that impinges on a broad cross-section of linguistic research. Among the languages studied are Spanish and Portuguese, both European and Latin American, Catalan, signed language, German, and contact environments (Basque, Quechua). An especially valuable feature of this volume is the inclusion of groups woefully underrepresented in intonational studies: heritage speakers, clinical and autistic populations, and children. Add to this stylistic and task-related phenomena, gestural accompaniment, and automatic language processing, and it is difficult to envision an approach to intonational phonology left behind by the authors of these essays. From neophytes to experts, linguists with an interest in suprasegmental phenomena will benefit from a careful reading of this cross-disciplinary scholarship.”
“This is a valuable and timely book on both classic and emerging topics of research in the field of Ibero-Romance intonation. Its coverage of issues is impressive; the studies reported are likely to inspire innovative research. The book makes an excellent reading for graduate students and intonation researchers who wish to get insights into the rapidly growing field of Ibero-Romance intonation.”
“Overall, this volume showcases the innovative, and inspiring empirical research currently being done on Ibero-Romance intonation from multiple linguistic subfields. Individually, the papers are of considerable theoretical and methodological interest, and, taken together, they confirm the importance of a dialogue between different fields of linguistic inquiry in the study of intonation. Intonational Grammar in Ibero-Romance. Approaches across linguistic subfields thus constitutes a unique volume that establishes new avenues of research and methods that are extremely valuable to further our understanding of Ibero-Romance intonation in its multifaceted aspects.”
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CF/2AD: Linguistics/Romance, Italic & Rhaeto-Romanic languages

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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