Thursday, July 19, 2012

accentual prominence in English

  • pitch accents
  • strategies to achieve the above
  • jaw lowering
  • and/or lingual (tongue) manipulation
  • I used to think that lingual (tongue) and mandible are both needed to articulate vowels.
  • I was disabused of this notion by someone I know. One can fix the mandible and manipulate the tongue to articulate vowels and vice-versa. 
  • J.C. Catford in his book discusses about this.

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