A Survey of Word Accentual Patterns in the Languages of the by Harry van der Hulst,Rob Goedemans,Ellen van Zanten

By Harry van der Hulst,Rob Goedemans,Ellen van Zanten

In half I of this quantity, specialists on a number of language parts supply surveys of be aware stress/accent structures of as many languages in 'their' a part of the realm as they can lay their arms on. No preconditions (theoretical or in a different way) have been set, however the authors have been inspired to exploit the StressTyp information of their chapters.

Australian Languages (Rob Goedemans), Austronesian Languages (Ellen van Zanten, Ruben Stoel and Bert Remijsen), Papuan Languages (Ellen van Zanten and Philomena Dol), North American Languages (Keren Rice), South American Languages (Sergio Meira and Leo Wetzels), African Languages (Laura Downing), ecu Languages (Harry van der Hulst), Asian Languages (Harry van der Hulst and René Schiering), center jap Languages (Harry van der Hulst and Sam Hellmuth).

There is an introductory bankruptcy (Chapter 1) that may give you the reader with basic terminology and theoretical instruments to appreciate the diversity of accentual platforms that might be mentioned within the next chapters of this booklet. bankruptcy 2 has a double functionality. It provides an outline of rigidity styles in Australian languages, yet while it really is meant to (re-)familiarize readers with the coding, terminology and theoretical principles of the StressTyp database. bankruptcy eleven provides statistical and typological details from the StressTyp database. half II of this quantity includes 'language profiles' that are, for every of the 511 languages contained in StressTyp (in 2009), extracts from the knowledge that's inside the database.

This quantity should be of curiosity to humans within the box of theoretical phonology and language typology. it is going to functionality as a reference paintings for those teams of researchers, but additionally, extra regularly, for individuals engaged on syntax and different fields of linguistics, who may desire to be aware of convinced easy evidence in regards to the distribution of observe accessory systems

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