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dc.contributor.supervisorRussell, Kevin (Linguistics)en
dc.contributor.authorSadat-Tehrani, Nima
dc.date.accessioned2007-09-21T14:26:42Z
dc.date.available2007-09-21T14:26:42Z
dc.date.issued2007-09-21T14:26:42Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/2839
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a detailed investigation of the phonology and phonetics of the intonation of Persian carried out in the framework of the AM theory of intonational phonology. Based on 2112 utterances read by a total of 8 native speakers, the work, on the one hand, presents a phonological account of the prosodic structure of this language, a structure that consists of the level Accentual Phrase with the pitch accent (L+)H* immediately dominated by the level Intonational Phrase, each level being marked by a low or high boundary tone. On the other hand, it scrutinizes the phonetic implementation of tones with regard to segments and shows how the phonology of Persian intonation is phonetically realized in the speech string. This research also studies the intonational patterns of simplex sentences, compound sentences coordinated with different types of conjunctions, subordinate structures, and vocative constructions. The sentence types include copular verb declaratives, sentences with unaccusative and unergative verbs, (S)(O)V sentences with and without adjuncts, null subject sentences, scrambled sentences, yes/no questions, leading yes/no questions, alternative questions, tag questions, single and multiple WH-questions, echo questions, imperatives, and single, double, and phrase focus constructions.en
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectIntonationen
dc.subjectPersianen
dc.subjectProsodyen
dc.subjectPitch accenten
dc.subjectBoundary toneen
dc.subjectPitch tracken
dc.titleThe intonational grammar of Persianen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis
dc.typedoctoral thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineLinguisticsen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeGhomeshi, Jila (Linguistics), Hagiwara, Rob (Linguistics), Mondor, Todd (Psychology), Elordieta, Gorka (Linguistics and Basque Studies, University of Basque Country, Spain)en
dc.degree.levelDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en_US
dc.description.noteFebruary 2008en


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