List of John Benjamins publications for which Pilar Prieto plays a role.
The Development of Prosody in First Language Acquisition
Edited by Pilar Prieto and Núria Esteve-Gibert
[Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 23] 2018. vi, 368 pp.
Subjects Language acquisition | Phonology | Psycholinguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Segmental and prosodic issues in Romance phonology
Edited by Pilar Prieto, Joan Mascaró and Maria-Josep Solé
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 282] 2007. xvi, 262 pp.
Subjects Phonology | Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Chapter 12. Early development of the prosody-meaning interface. The Development of Prosody in First Language Acquisition, Prieto, Pilar and Núria Esteve-Gibert (eds.), pp. 227–2462018.
This chapter reviews evidence on how infants up to 18 months of age develop the ability to use prosody as a sign of the expression of pragmatic meanings, from both a comprehension and a production point of view. Developmental research reveals that pre-lexical infants use prosodic information not… read more | Chapter
Chapter 1. Introduction: An overview of research on prosodic development. The Development of Prosody in First Language Acquisition, Prieto, Pilar and Núria Esteve-Gibert (eds.), pp. 1–142018.
Cost of the action and social distance affect the selection of question intonation in Catalan. Intonational Grammar in Ibero-Romance: Approaches across linguistic subfields, Armstrong, Meghan E., Nicholas Henriksen and Maria del Mar Vanrell (eds.), pp. 91–1142016.
This chapter examines how politeness in offers and requests is encoded by intonation in Catalan, a language which uses two distinct intonational pitch contours for unbiased yes-no questions. Fifteen Central Catalan speakers participated in a Discourse Completion Task that elicited offers and… read more | Article
Prosodic and gestural features distinguish the intention of pointing gestures in child-directed communication. Intonational Grammar in Ibero-Romance: Approaches across linguistic subfields, Armstrong, Meghan E., Nicholas Henriksen and Maria del Mar Vanrell (eds.), pp. 249–2762016.
Previous literature had found that infants rely on the social-contextual information to understand the pragmatic meaning of a pointing gesture. Our study investigates the prosodic and gesture features accompanying a pointing gesture that infants may also use to infer its meaning. Nine… read more | Article
Perception of word stress in Castilian Spanish: The effects of sentence intonation and vowel type. Phonetics and Phonology: Interactions and interrelations, Vigário, Marina, Sónia Frota and M. João Freitas (eds.), pp. 35–502009.
We provide evidence for the perception of the stress contrast in unaccented contexts in Spanish. Twenty participants were asked to identify oxytone words which varied orthogonally in two bi-dimensional paroxytone-oxytone continua: one of duration and spectral tilt, and the other of duration and… read more | Article
Do complex pitch gestures induce syllable lengthening in Catalan and Spanish?. Phonetics and Phonology: Interactions and interrelations, Vigário, Marina, Sónia Frota and M. João Freitas (eds.), pp. 51–702009.
In both Spanish and Catalan, narrow contrastive focus and presentational broad focus in nuclear position have different pitch accent choices, namely a rising or a falling pitch accent, respectively. In words with final stress, narrow contrastive focus displays a rise-fall complex pitch gesture in… read more | Article
The phonetics and phonology of intonational phrasing in Romance. Segmental and prosodic issues in Romance phonology, Prieto, Pilar, Joan Mascaró and Maria-Josep Solé (eds.), pp. 131–1532007.
This paper examines the phonetics and phonology of intonational boundaries in five Romance languages/varieties. A typology of the boundary cues used is given, as well as their relative frequency. The phonology of the tonal boundary gesture is described by means of the inventory of nuclear accents… read more | Article
Disentangling stress from accent in Spanish: Production patterns of the stress contrast in deaccented syllables. Segmental and prosodic issues in Romance phonology, Prieto, Pilar, Joan Mascaró and Maria-Josep Solé (eds.), pp. 155–1762007.
According to Sluijter and colleagues (1996b, 1997), stress is independent from accent because it has its own phonetic cues: stressed vowels are longer and have flatter spectral tilts than their unstressed counterparts. However, Campbell and Beckman (1997) show that, for American English, these… read more | Article
Exceptional hiatuses in Spanish. Optimality-Theoretic Studies in Spanish Phonology, Martínez-Gil, Fernando and Sonia Colina (eds.), pp. 205–2382006.
This paper provides a close examination of how Spanish speakers syllabify sequences of vocoids of rising sonority within the lexicon (e.g., piano ‘piano’, persiana ‘blind’ or historia ‘history’). A survey with 246 words administered to 15 Peninsular Spanish speakers has enabled us to examine in a… read more | Article
Phonological phrasing in Spanish. Optimality-Theoretic Studies in Spanish Phonology, Martínez-Gil, Fernando and Sonia Colina (eds.), pp. 39–612006.
This article investigates the role of syntactic and prosodic markedness constraints on the construction of phonological phrases (φ- or p-phrases) in Peninsular Spanish. The data come from a reading task of a corpus composed of 85 utterances with a wide variety of structures and constituent lengths.… read more | Article
Vowel Lengthening in Milanese. Phonological Theory and the Dialects of Italy, Repetti, Lori (ed.), pp. 255 ff.2000.
The absence or presence of a declination effect on the descent of F0 peaks? Evidence from Mexican Spanish. Grammatical Theory and Romance Languages: Selected papers from the 25th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL XXV) Seattle, 2–4 March 1995, Zagona, Karen (ed.), pp. 197 ff.1996.
The PA effect of coronals on vowels in Romance. Linguistic Perspectives on Romance Languages: Selected Papers from the XXI Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, Santa Barbara, February 21–24, 1991, Ashby, William J., Marianne Mithun and Giorgio Perissinotto (eds.), pp. 85 ff.1993.