Intonational Meaning in Cameroon English Discourse

Intonational Meaning in Cameroon English Discourse

A Sociolinguistic Perspective

eBook - 2010
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This study is a phonetic description of intonation in Cameroon English, a postcolonial variety of English. Its focus is on the usage of specific tones, paratone and the intonational marking of the information status in discourse. Two main descriptive frameworks are used, namely the Discourse Intonation and the Auto-Segmental Metrical frameworks. Findings of the study are based on the auditory and acoustic analyses of natural conversation as well as read speech and, with relation to the sociol ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2010
ISBN: 9781282585454
1282585452
9781443819299
1443819298
9781443820400
1443820407
Characteristics: 1 online resource (235 pages)

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