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 to focus attention on particular parts of what we are saying. An invaluable guide to how English intonation works, it is complete with extensive exercises, drills and practice material, encouraging students to produce and understand the intonation patterns for themselves. The accompanying CD contains a wealth of spoken examples, clearly demonstrating English intonation in context. Drawing on the perspectives of both language teaching and linguistics, this textbook will be welcomed by both learners of English, and beginning undergraduates in phonetics and linguistics.
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' … an outstanding basis for courses on English intonation … can be highly recommended for individual study, or as accompaniment to a course on English pronunciation.' Journal of the International Phonetic AssociationDescrizione del libro:
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 intonation patterns in English, clearly explaining their meaning and use. Invaluable for both learners of English, and beginning students of linguistics.
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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2006. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Good. No Jacket. CD included. No DJ. Good condition. Light to moderate shelf wear, creasing on covers. Binding intact. (Z71). Codice libro della libreria 100424675