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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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Intonation and prosody in Dalabon

Intonation and prosody in Dalabon

(p.252) 9 Intonation and prosody in Dalabon*
Prosodic Typology II

Janet Fletcher

Oxford University Press

The Dalabon intonational inventory consists of one major pitch accent H* and two tonally-marked prosodic constituents, the accentual phrase and intonational phrase. Like other Australian Indigenous languages, focus is realized by syntactically fronting and expanding the pitch range of the focal constituent (the accentual phrase) with no evidence of de-accentuation.

Keywords:   intonation, focus, prosodic dislocation, stress

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