Intonational Grammar in Ibero-Romance

Approaches across linguistic subfields

| University of Massachusetts Amherst
| University of Michigan
| Freie Universität Berlin
ISBN 9789027258052 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027267450 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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.
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 6]  2016.  xxi, 389 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Intonational grammar in Ibero-Romance
Meghan E. Armstrong, Nicholas Henriksen and Maria del Mar Vanrell
Foreword: Fundamental issues in Ibero-Romance intonational research
José Ignacio Hualde
Part I. Intonation, variation and contact
Task-related effects in the prosody of Spanish heritage speakers and long-term immigrants
Laura Colantoni, Alejandro Cuza and Natalia Mazzaro
Pitch accent tonal alignment in declarative sentences in the Spanish of the Basque Country: A study of language contact
Gorka Elordieta and Aritz Irurtzun
Stylistic variation in the intonation of European Portuguese teenagers and adults
Ana Isabel Mata, Helena Moniz and Fernando Batista
Focus and prosody in Spanish and Quechua: Insights from an interactive task
Antje Muntendam and Francisco Torreira
Part II. Intonational modeling, syntax and pragmatics
Cost of the action and social distance affect the selection of question intonation in Catalan
Lluïsa Astruc-Aguilera, Maria del Mar Vanrell and Pilar Prieto
Intonation modeling in cross-linguistic research
Plínio A. Barbosa
Prosody and Emotion in Brazilian Portuguese
João Antônio de Moraes and Albert Rilliard
The Relation between Prosody and Syntax: The case of different types of Left-Dislocations in Spanish
Ingo Feldhausen
The intonational meaning of polar questions in Manchego Spanish spontaneous speech
Nicholas Henriksen, Meghan E. Armstrong and Lorenzo García-Amaya
Declarative utterances in Buenos Aires Spanish
Leopoldo Omar Labastía
Towards automatic language processing and intonational labeling in European Portuguese
Helena Moniz, Fernando Batista, Ana Isabel Mata and Isabel Trancoso
Part III. Intonation, acquisition and special populations
Prosodic and gestural features distinguish the intention of pointing gestures in child-directed communication
Núria Esteve-Gibert, Ulf Liszkowski and Pilar Prieto
Prosody in Portuguese Children with HighFunctioning Autism
Marisa Filipe, Sónia Frota, Adrienne Villagomez and Selene G. Vicente
Early Prosodic Development: Emerging intonation and phrasing in European Portuguese
Sónia Frota, Marisa Cruz, Nuno Matos and Marina Vigário
A preliminary study of wh-questions in German and Spanish child language
Conxita Lleó
Assessment of Spanish prosody in clinical populations: The case of Williams syndrome
Pastora Martínez-Castilla and Sue Peppé
Intonation and grammar in the visual-gestural modality: A case study on conditionals in Catalan Sign Language (LSC)
Josep Quer
“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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BIC Subject: CF/2AD – Linguistics/Romance, Italic & Rhaeto-Romanic languages
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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