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Author Cheng, Winnie.

Title A corpus-driven study of discourse intonation : the Hong Kong corpus of spoken English (prosodic) / Winnie Cheng, Chris Greaves, Martin Warren
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 325 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in corpus linguistics, 1388-0373 ; v. 32
Studies in corpus linguistics ; v. 32
Contents A Corpus-driven Study of Discourse Intonation; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication; Table of contents; Acknowledgement; Introduction; Discourse intonation systems; Transcribing the Hong Kong Corpus of Spoken English (HKCSE); The iConc concordancing program; Tone Units; Prominence; Tones; Key and termination; Conclusions and implications; References; appendix 1; appendix 2; appendix 3; appendix 4; appendix 5; appendix 6; Author index; Subject index; The series Studies in Corpus Linguistics (SCL)
Summary The book is the first to apply David Brazil's Discourse Intonation systems (prominence, tone, key and termination) to the study of a corpus of authentic, naturally-occurring spoken discourses. The Hong Kong Corpus of Spoken English (prosodic) is made up of approximately one million words consisting of four sub-corpora of equal size, namely academic, conversation, business and public. The participants are all adults and typically have either Cantonese or English as their first language. The four Discourse Intonation systems are described in terms of how the system works and how they are manifes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-205) and indexes
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Subject Cantonese dialects.
English language -- Intonation.
English language -- Phonology, Comparative -- Chinese
Intercultural communication -- China -- Hong Kong.
Form Electronic book
Author Greaves, Chris.
Warren, Martin, 1962-
ISBN 1282104594
9027289875 (electronic bk.)
9789027289872 (electronic bk.)
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