Intrinsic coherence of prosodic and segmental aspects of speech

@inproceedings{Xu2012IntrinsicCO,
  title={Intrinsic coherence of prosodic and segmental aspects of speech},
  author={Yi Tian Xu and Fang Liu},
  year={2012}
}
It has been long held that segmental and prosodic aspects of speech belong to very different domains. Segments refer to vowels and consonants which constitute the phonemes that make up the words of speech, and they are what most writing systems record. As such they are viewed as the core components of speech. Prosodic components, also known as suprasegmentals, refer to properties like stress, timing, duration and intonation. According to Lehiste (1996:227): “segmental features characterize… CONTINUE READING

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