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English intonation : an introduction

Author: J C Wells
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Intonation - the rise and fall of pitch in our voices - plays a crucial role in how we express meaning. This accessible introduction shows students how to recognize and reproduce the intonation patterns of English, providing clear explanations of what they mean and how they are used. It looks in particular at three key functions of intonation - to express our attitude, to structure our messages to one another, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Lehrbuch
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J C Wells
ISBN: 0521865247 9780521865241 0521683807 9780521683807
OCLC Number: 69484288
Notes: "Audio recordings of selected examples from the text and exercises are provided on the accompanying CD"--Page 2.
Description: ix, 276 pages ; 26 cm + 1 audio disc (digitial ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: 1. Introductio --
2. Tone: going up and going down --
3. Tonicity: where does the nucleus go? --
4. Tonality: chunking, or division into IPs --
5. Beyond the three Ts --
6. Putting it all together.
Responsibility: J.C. Wells.
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