Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-59b7f5684b-2bkkj Total loading time: 0.74 Render date: 2022-10-06T03:12:22.556Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "useRatesEcommerce": false, "displayNetworkTab": true, "displayNetworkMapGraph": true, "useSa": true } hasContentIssue true

Chapter 5 - Prosodic Phonology

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 June 2022

John T. Jensen
Affiliation:
University of Ottawa
Get access

Summary

The use of prosodic categories gives a clearer understanding of the intonation of utterances than the syntactic structure that was assumed in SPE. The prosodic hierarchy includes eight categories from the highest (the phonological utterance) through the intermediate cateories (intonation phrase, phonological phrase, clitic group, phonological word, foot, syllable) to the lowest (the mora). Each unit consists exclusively of units of the next lower category, though certain derived structures are possible with nesting, as when a syllable is adjoined to a foot. In that case the original foot is a constituent of the derived larger foot and a sister to the adjoined syllable. Exemplification of segmental rules that apply in terms of each prosodic category from English and other languages. The three highest units can sometimes be restructured, either broken into smaller units or combined into a larger unit. Summary of the postlexical rules.

Type
Chapter
Information
The Lexical and Metrical Phonology of English
The Legacy of the Sound Pattern of English
, pp. 184 - 234
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

Save book to Kindle

To save this book to your Kindle, first ensure coreplatform@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about saving to your Kindle.

Note you can select to save to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

  • Prosodic Phonology
  • John T. Jensen, University of Ottawa
  • Book: The Lexical and Metrical Phonology of English
  • Online publication: 18 June 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108889131.006
Available formats
×

Save book to Dropbox

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Dropbox.

  • Prosodic Phonology
  • John T. Jensen, University of Ottawa
  • Book: The Lexical and Metrical Phonology of English
  • Online publication: 18 June 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108889131.006
Available formats
×

Save book to Google Drive

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Google Drive.

  • Prosodic Phonology
  • John T. Jensen, University of Ottawa
  • Book: The Lexical and Metrical Phonology of English
  • Online publication: 18 June 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108889131.006
Available formats
×