Rhythm, intonation and focus in Mandarin : syllabic volume as an acoustic correlate of metrical structure
In the last decade the theory of metrical phonology has been an important development in linguistic theory. It began by concentrating on stress and rhythmical phenomena in English. The main idea of metrical phonology is that phonological strings are not merely linear sequences but are hierarchically structured. Stress patterns of rhythm reflect, to some extent at least, relations of prominence between the constituents of sentences. The relative prominence of each constituent in a metrical...[Show more]
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