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ERIC Number: ED044054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-May
Pages: 9
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A Comparative Study of Declarative Intonation in American English and Spanish.
Delattre, Pierre; And Others
Hispania, v45 n2 p233-241 May 1962
A detailed, spectrographic analysis of two lectures, given by Diego Rivera and Margaret Mead, which were chosen for their realistic naturalness, permits a graphic presentation and description of the patterns of three types of intonation within the declarative sentence in Spanish and American English. They include a minor continuation (A), major continuation (B) and sentence-final intonation (C), comprising two contrasts A/B--minor continuation/major continuation, and AB/C--continuation finality. Sample texts taken from the lectures with approximated intonational patterns demonstrate the basic similarities of Spanish and American English speech. (Author/RL)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.; American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portugese.