Author:Bolinger, Dwight


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Intonation and its Uses : Melody in Grammar and Discourse

By: Bolinger, Dwight

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15248

ISBN: 0804715351

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

470 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Ex-Library; Red cloth, [xiv] + 470 pages, 2 indexes, 2 appendixes, bibliography, endnotes, no illustrations (as such) but there are dozens of sample sentences graphically laid out according to high and low intonation. ; 'Intonation: a nonarbitrary, sound-symbolic system with intimate ties to facial expression and bodily gesture, and conveying, underneath it all, emotions and attitudes'. This book is a highly analytical examination of the musical or tonal properties of human speech which form a universal basis of understanding that reaches across languages and ... View more info