Prosodic realization of negation in Saisiyat and English

The current study focuses on the prosodic realization of negators in Saisiyat, an endangered aboriginal language of Taiwan, and compares its prosodic realization of negation with that of English. The results of this stud
The current study focuses on the prosodic realization of negators in Saisiyat, an endangered aboriginal language of Taiwan, and compares its prosodic realization of negation with that of English. The results of this study indicate that sentential subjects are the most acoustically prominent items in the Saisiyat negative sentences measured. This contrasts sharply with the English experimental sentences, in which the negator itself was the most acoustically prominent item. These findings suggest that Saisiyat is a pitch-accent language; thus, the presence of negators does not significantly change the prosodic parameters of surrounding words. English, in contrast, is an intonation language, so the presence of negation results in substantial prosodic modification. This suggests that the phenomenon of negation is universally prominent; however, languages with different prosodic systems will adopt different strategies for realizing prominence.
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Author:Wen-yu Chiang, I Chang-Liao
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-308778
URL:http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/194.html?&L=0%20order%20by%201000%20--
ISSN:1435-9588
ISSN:0947-7055
Parent Title (English):Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association: Proceedings of AFLA ..., Teil: 11, ZAS, Berlin 2004, zugl.: Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Typologie und Universalienforschung, Berlin: ZAS papers in linguistics ; Vol. 34
Publisher:Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2013/11/14
Year of first Publication:2004
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/11/14
SWD-Keyword:Englisch; Intonation <Linguistik>; Kontrastive Grammatik; Kontrastive Phonologie; Kontrastive Syntax; Negation; Paiwan
Volume:34
Pagenumber:14
First Page:59
Last Page:72
Dewey Decimal Classification:499 Austronesische und andere Sprachen
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Sprachtypologie / Language typology
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Phonetik/Phonologie / Phonetics/Phonology
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:ZASPiL 34 = Proceedings of AFLA 11 : ZAS, Berlin 2004
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