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Prosodic Typology IIThe Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing$
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Sun-Ah Jun

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199567300

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567300.001.0001

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Aspects of the intonational phonology of Jamaican Creole

Aspects of the intonational phonology of Jamaican Creole

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(p.273) 10 Aspects of the intonational phonology of Jamaican Creole*
Source:
Prosodic Typology II
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Shelome Gooden

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567300.003.0010

Jamaican Creole has a stress-accent system, unlike Creoles like Saramaccan or Papiamentu. Lexical prominence is realized by stress with no lexically specified F0. Postlexical pitch accents are monotonal or bitonal and are associated with syllables with primary stress. Boundary tones mark higher level prosodic constituents associated with phrases edges.

Keywords:   prosody, Jamaican Creole, intonation, stress, tone

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