Book section Open Access

Contact and variation in Arabic intonation

Hellmuth, Sam

Evidence is emerging of differences among Arabic dialects in their intonation patterns, along known parameters of variation in prosodic typology. Through a series of brief case studies, this chapter explores the hypothesis that variation in intonation in Arabic results from changes in the phonology of individual Arabic varieties, triggered by past (or present-day) speaker bilingualism. If correct, variation in intonation should reflect prosodic properties of the specific languages that a particular regional dialect has had contact with.

Files (311.4 kB)
Name Size
235-27.pdf
md5:a2760cfc1e8c8cd3725080ba621cf4c9
311.4 kB Download
75
45
views
downloads
All versions This version
Views 7575
Downloads 4545
Data volume 14.0 MB14.0 MB
Unique views 6969
Unique downloads 4242

Share

Cite as