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At a comfortable pace, this book will guide them through a methodologically explicit account of how to observe and analyse tone, by ear and through acoustic analysis, written from the perspective of the author's first-hand experience with ...

Author: Keith L. Snider

Publisher: Summer Institute of Linguistics, Academic Publications

ISBN: 155671422X

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Tone, the use of pitch to provide phonological contrast between morphemes, plays an integral role in the structures of many languages. This book teaches linguists a tried-and-proven methodology for analyzing tone in any part of the world. Significant features: - Delivers the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to tone analysis for field linguists - Emphasizes the discovery of contrastive tone patterns of morphemes, as opposed to contrastive tones of tone-bearing units - Focuses on keeping constant all factors that can potentially affect tone, so that utterances being compared are truly comparable - Includes a chapter on the phonetic properties of pitch - Presents principles for developing orthographies for tone languages - Includes comprehensive accompanying online exercises* that guide students from beginning to end through a complete analysis of nominal tone in a single language, Chumburung. Assuming little prior knowledge of tone or tone languages, Tone Analysis for Field Linguists is readily accessible to students and field workers alike who have previously taken introductory courses in articulatory phonetics, phonology, and morphology and syntax. *Instructors may access the accompanying online exercises. Register here: https: //www.sil.org/resources/publications/toneanalysis_teachermaterials
2017-12 By Keith L. Snider

Tone analysis for field linguists. Dallas, TX: SIL International. Snow, C. (2002). Reading for understanding: Toward an R&D program in reading comprehension ...

Author: David Roberts

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027260147

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book presents the results of a series of literacy experiments in ten Niger-Congo languages, representing four language families and spanning five countries. It asks the research question, "To what extent does full tone marking contribute to oral reading fluency, comprehension and writing accuracy, and does that contribution vary from language to language?". One of the main findings is that the ethno-literacy profile of the language community and the social profile of the individual are stronger predictors of reading and writing performance than are the linguistic and orthographic profiles of the language. Our data also suggest that full tone marking may be more beneficial for less educated readers and those with less experience of L1 literacy. The book will bring practical help to linguists and literacy specialists in Africa and beyond who are helping to develop orthographies for tone languages. It will also be of interest to cognitive psychologists exploring the reading process, and researchers investigating writing systems.
2021-07-15 By David Roberts

Evidence from phonetics , phonological rules , and tone is cited to ... to provide linguistics field workers with news , reviews , announcements , and ...

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ISBN: PSU:000068697648

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Cases such as this underscore the need for the field linguist to be on constant ... ( For discussion and analysis of tone sandhi in various dialects of ...

Author: Lijun Sheng

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521669375

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Topics include the linguist's attitude, the work session and the roles of native speakers.
2001-06-21 By Lijun Sheng

Challenges in Tone Analysis Linguists and speakers of tone languages first ... his seminal monograph and field - guide to the challenges of tonal analysis ...

Author: Patience Epps

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429641619

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This collection showcases the contributions of the study of endangered and understudied languages to historical linguistic analysis, and the broader relevance of diachronic approaches toward developing better informed approaches to language documentation and description. The volume brings together perspectives from both established and up-and-coming scholars and represents a globally and linguistically diverse range of languages.The collected papers demonstrate the ways in which endangered languages can challenge existing models of language change based on more commonly studied languages, and can generate innovative insights into linguistic phenomena such as pathways of grammaticalization, forms and dynamics of contact-driven change, and the diachronic relationship between lexical and grammatical categories. In so doing, the book highlights the idea that processes and outcomes of language change long held to be universally relevant may be more sensitive to cultural and typological variability than previously assumed. Taken as a whole, this collection brings together perspectives from language documentation and historical linguistics to point the way forward for richer understandings of both language change and documentary-descriptive approaches, making this key reading for scholars in these fields.
2021-07-28 By Patience Epps

Pike pioneered the study of tone languages and helped many other linguists analyze the diverse tone systems of the world. One important contribution was ...

Author: Philipp Strazny

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135455224

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Utilizing a historical and international approach, this valuable two-volume resource makes even the more complex linguistic issues understandable for the non-specialized reader. Containing over 500 alphabetically arranged entries and an expansive glossary by a team of international scholars, the Encyclopedia of Linguistics explores the varied perspectives, figures, and methodologies that make up the field.
2013-02-01 By Philipp Strazny

We are grateful for the use of C. Henry Bradley's field notes. They were especially helpful in the beginning stages of the tone analysis.

Author: Mohammad A. Jazayery

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110800432

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 363

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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.
1978-01-01 By Mohammad A. Jazayery

Tone Analysis for Fieldworkers. Dallas, TX: SIL International. Thieberger, Nicholas (Ed.) (2016). The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork.

Author: Augustine Agwuele

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315392967

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 464

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The Handbook of African Linguistics provides a holistic coverage of the key themes, subfields, approaches and practical application to the vast areas subsumable under African linguistics that will serve researchers working across the wide continuum in the field. Established and emerging scholars of African languages who are active and current in their fields are brought together, each making use of data from a linguistic group in Africa to explicate a chosen theme within their area of expertise, and illustrate the practice of the discipline in the continent.
2018-03-09 By Augustine Agwuele

In addition to the effect of the fieldworker's own linguistic background – her L1 may not be a tone language or may use tone differently – there are ...

Author: Robert J. Podesva

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107653313

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

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A comprehensive guide to conducting research projects in linguistics, this book provides a complete training in state-of-the-art data collection, processing, and analysis techniques. The book follows the structure of a research project, guiding the reader through the steps involved in collecting and processing data, and providing a solid foundation for linguistic analysis. All major research methods are covered, each by a leading expert. Rather than focusing on narrow specializations, the text fosters interdisciplinarity, with many chapters focusing on shared methods such as sampling, experimental design, transcription and constructing an argument. Highly practical, the book offers helpful tips on how and where to get started, depending on the nature of the research question. The only book that covers the full range of methods used across the field, this student-friendly text is also a helpful reference source for the more experienced researcher and current practitioner.
2014-01-23 By Robert J. Podesva

Another technique is to establish words for which the rhyme or tone information • is known. The fieldworker can then use these words as “yardsticks” by ...

Author: Shobhana L. Chelliah

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048190266

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 492

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The Handbook of Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork is the most comprehensive reference on linguistic fieldwork on the market bringing together all the reader needs to carry out successful linguistic fieldwork. Based on the experiences of two veteran linguistic fieldworkers and advice from more than a twenty active fieldwork researchers, this handbook provides an encyclopedic review of current publications on linguistic fieldwork and surveys past and present approaches and solutions to problems in the field, and the historical, political, and social variables correlating with fieldwork in different areas of the world. The discussion of the ethical dimensions of fieldwork, as well as what constitutes the “typical” linguistic fieldwork setting or consultant is explored from multiple perspectives relevant to fieldwork on every continent. Included is information omitted in most other texts on the subject such as the collection, representation, management, and methods of extracting grammatical information from discourse and conversational data as well as the relationship between questionnaire-based elicitation, text-based elicitation, and philology, and the need for combinations of these methods. The book is useful before, during and after linguistic field trips since it provides extensive practical macro and micro organization and planning fieldwork tips as well as a handy sketch of major typological features for use in linguistic analysis. Comprehensive references are provided at the end of each chapter as resources relevant to the reader's particular interests.
2010-10-06 By Shobhana L. Chelliah

Ethnographic Field Methods Anthropologists tend to think of ethnographic field ... Comparative and Historical Linguistic Analysis Comparative linguistic ...

Author: Jacob S. Siegel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319617787

Category: Social Science

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This book presents a description and analysis of sociolinguistics written from a demographer’s perspective. It synthesizes the data on the materials, methods, and issues of this interdisciplinary field, pulling together the scattered materials published in this area into a coherent whole. Drawing on a wide range of sciences in addition to demography and sociolinguistics, including sociology, anthropology, statistics, psychology, neuroscience, and public policy, the book treats theoretical and applied issues, links methods and substantive findings, covers both national and international materials, and provides prehistorical, historical, and contemporary illustrations. The book treats the theoretical issue of how the language we use develops socially on a base of linguistic genetic capacity and the practical issue of how the intervention of the state and public figures may profoundly alter the natural evolution of the language. As such, this book will appeal to a wide range of users, from students to teachers and practitioners of social demography, sociolinguistics, cultural anthropology, and particularly to those social scientists interested in ethnic studies and human migration.
2017-10-25 By Jacob S. Siegel

Moreover, although the fourproposedphonetic rangesare presentedinan orderbased onform, from narrowest to widest, the analysis hinges on the linguistic ...

Author: Alexis Michaud

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 9783946234869

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 613

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Yongning Na, also known as Mosuo, is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Southwest China. This book provides a description and analysis of its tone system, progressing from lexical tones towards morphotonology. Tonal changes permeate numerous aspects of the morphosyntax of Yongning Na; they are not the product of a small set of phonological rules, but of a host of rules that are restricted to specific morphosyntactic contexts. Rich morphotonological systems have been reported in this area of Sino-Tibetan, but book-length descriptions remain few. This study of an endangered language contributes to a better understanding of the diversity of prosodic systems in East Asia. The analysis is based on original fieldwork data (made available online), collected over the course of ten years, commencing in 2006.
2017-04-26 By Alexis Michaud

First, this study was based on field linguistics, acoustic phonetics and statistical analysis to map the relatedness of various forms of tonal realisations ...

Author: Yishan Huang

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527545489

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

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This book explores the nature of tones in Zhangzhou, an under-described Southern Min variety, based on quantitative analyses of data from 21 native speakers. It will interest students and linguists studying tone in languages of China and elsewhere in the world, in particular as an exemplar in the use of statistical methods to test and establish phonological categories in language. The study finds that realisations of Zhangzhou tones are multidimensional and that Zhangzhou has eight tones, overturning previous studies of seven tones based on the preservation of Middle Chinese tonal categories. The results presented here also suggest that the nature of Zhangzhou tones is morphological. The relationship between sandhi and citation tones is shown to be morphophonemic, while the relationship between phrase-final and citation tones is allophonic.
2020-01-16 By Yishan Huang

componential analysis A semantic theory that analyses the semantics of ... by necessity. conversation analysis The field of linguistics that studies the ...

Author: William McGregor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847063670

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 384

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A fresh and contemporary introductory textbook for all students of linguistics and language studies. >
2009-03-15 By William McGregor

A look at the history of the field of phonology reveals many, many theories and versions of theories that have been proposed and have caught on in various ...

Author: Bernd Heine

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191664809

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This handbook compares the main analytic frameworks and methods of contemporary linguistics. It offers a unique overview of linguistic theory, revealing the common concerns of competing approaches. By showing their current and potential applications it provides the means by which linguists and others can judge what are the most useful models for the task in hand. Distinguished scholars from all over the world explain the rationale and aims of over thirty explanatory approaches to the description, analysis, and understanding of language. Each chapter considers the main goals of the model; the relation it proposes from between lexicon, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and phonology; the way it defines the interactions between cognition and grammar; what it counts as evidence; and how it explains linguistic change and structure. The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis offers an indispensable guide for everyone researching any aspect of language including those in linguistics, comparative philology, cognitive science, developmental philology, cognitive science, developmental psychology, computational science, and artificial intelligence. This second edition has been updated to include seven new chapters looking at linguistic units in language acquisition, conversation analysis, neurolinguistics, experimental phonetics, phonological analysis, experimental semantics, and distributional typology.
2015-02-19 By Bernd Heine

... and much work in the field consists of attempts at extending familiar types of linguistic analysis to units larger than a single sentence.

Author: Robert Lawrence Trask

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415157414

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Key Concepts in Language and Linguistics is a comprehensive A-Z guide to all the main terms and concepts used in the study of language and linguistics. Ideal for students, it contains over 230 entries.

The analysis of the intonation system in English is commonly divided into two broad ... Sweet identified five possible tones, three single tones (level, ...

Author: Kirsten Malmkjaer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134103713

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 600

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An encyclopedia covering the major and subsidiary areas of linguistics and applied linguistics. It includes the seventy nine entries providing coverage of the topics and sub-topics of the field. It is suitable for specialists and non-specialists alike.
2009-12-04 By Kirsten Malmkjaer

Another tricky phonetic contrast to beware of involves tones. ... sequences with sound analysis software on a computer (for more 62 Linguistic Field Methods.

Author: Bert Vaux

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725243743

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Linguistic Field Methods approaches the elicitation of linguistic data from native speaker informants in a novel and engaging manner. The authors follow introductory chapters surveying the general enterprise of field research with chapters exploring methods of eliciting data in eight major areas of current linguistic interest: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics and dialectology, and historical linguistics.
2007-01-01 By Bert Vaux

3.4 Tone Languages and Accent Languages In “A tonal analysis of the disyllabic ... language' can hardly be dispensed with in the field of Bantu linguistics, ...

Author: Jack Berry

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783111562520

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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2017-08-21 By Jack Berry

Other Mexican linguists have published theses on Chichimeco Jonaz, Pame, ... did some field work in Matlatzinca, putting special emphasis on tone analysis ...

Author: Mary Ritchie Key

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110862799

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 514

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.
2019-07-22 By Mary Ritchie Key

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