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ERIC Number: ED121073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 153
Abstractor: N/A
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A Contrastive Analysis of English and Hungarian Sentence Prosody. The Hungarian-English Contrastive Linguistics Project, Working Papers No. 6.
Varga, Laszlo
This is a contrastive analysis of British English, American English and Hungarian sentence prosody. The first part is an introduction stating the study's objective, scope and data, and briefly surveying the related literature. It outlines the study's view of prosodic features and its principles of comparison and prediction. Part Two inventories prosodic devices in English and Hungarian, describes them formally and predicts the formal errors learners of either language may make. The next two sections deal with the functional aspects of stress: Part Three compares stress behavior of grammatical phrases and Part Four that of sentence types and sub-types in both languages. Predictions of learners' errors are made. Part Five briefly outlines rhythmical stress modification in sentences. The next three sections describe the intonation of sentences co-extensive with one tone-group, sentences containing final vocatives and quoting clauses and sentences containing tone-group sequences. Again, learners' errors are predicted. The final section summarizes, notes pedagogical implications and suggests further research. (CHK)
Dorothy Rapp, Center for Applied Linguistics, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. Linguistics Inst.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.