Korean Intonational Phonology and Prosodic Transcription

  title={Korean Intonational Phonology and Prosodic Transcription},
  author={Sun-Ah Jun},
  • S. Jun
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
This chapter presents an overview of Korean intonational structure and the most updated version of K-ToBI (Korean Tones and Break Indices) transcription conventions. Korean in this paper refers to Seoul Korean, the standard dialect of Korean. Korean differs from other languages described in this book in that it has neither lexical pitch accent nor lexical stress. Some dialects of Korean such as the Kyungsang dialect have lexical pitch accent as in Tokyo Japanese, but most other dialects… Expand
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