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ERIC Number: ED121069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Pages: 5
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The Relationship between Intonation and Syntax in Normal and Abnormal Speakers.
Duchan, Judith; Oliva, Joseph
This paper is a report of two studies of the relationship between intonation and syntax. An analysis of intonation was used to decide whether the pivot-like two-morpheme constructions of a one- and one-half-year-old girl were single lexical items or two separate lexical items. Further, the intonation contours connected with her linguistically diverse open-open constructions were highly similar, suggesting the inadequacy of semantic relations and syntactic constructs in explaining the developmental stage. Finally, a comparative study of the intonation of the same child at two years of age and an abnormal speaker, a fifteen-year-old boy, pointed to differences in their syntactic capabilities that were not obvious from a syntactic analysis. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the American Speech and Hearing Association (Washington, D.C., November, 1975)