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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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The intonational phonology of Bangladeshi Standard Bengali

The intonational phonology of Bangladeshi Standard Bengali

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(p.81) 4 The intonational phonology of Bangladeshi Standard Bengali*
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Prosodic Typology II
Author(s):

Sameer ud Dowla Khan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567300.003.0004

The current model of Bangladeshi Standard Bengali prosody proposes three basic pitch accents and three hierarchically-structured prosodic units—the Accentual Phrase, the Intermediate Phrase, and the Intonation Phrase—each of which bears a boundary tone. Focused words are marked by a special tone whose realization depends on focus type and surrounding tones.

Keywords:   intonation, prosody, focus, tone, Bengali, Bangla

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