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Prosody on the Web


Prosody on the Web

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The authors distinguish between prosodic functions (what the prosody does) and prosodic forms (what the prosody is).The functions of prosody are many and fascinating. Where speech-sounds such as vowels and consonants function mainly to provide an indication of the identity of words and the regional variety of the speaker, prosody can indicate syntax, turn-taking in conversational interactions, types of utterance such as questions and statements, and people's attitudes and feelings. They can also... More
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Javascript
Date Added to MERLOT: April 17, 2007
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 27, 2014
Submitter: John Prusch



Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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