Syntactic Variation in Different Styles of Tai Phake Songs
In this paper we explore the differences in syntactic structures between three types of Tai Phake songs, two traditional genres and one modern genre. Tai Phake (Tai Kadai/South Western Tai) is a tone…
Studying tones in North East India :
Drawing on nearly 20 years of study of a variety of languages in North East India, from the Tai and Tibeto-Burman families, this paper examines the issues involved in studying those languages,…
Studying Tones in North East India: Tai, Singpho and Tangsa.
Drawing on nearly 20 years of study of a variety of languages in North East India, from the Tai and Tibeto-Burman families, the issues involved in studying those languages are examined.
A method comparison analysis examining the relationship between linguistic tone, melodic tune, and sung performances of children’s songs in Chicahuaxtla Triqui: Findings and implications for documentary linguistics and indigenous language communities
Linguistic tones play an important role in expressing lexical and grammatical meaning in tone languages. A small change in the pitch of a word can result in an entirely different meaning. A logical…
Tone–Melody Matching in tone-Language Singing
- LinguisticsThe Oxford Handbook of Language Prosody
Singing in tone languages has been the subject of a good deal of research, which shows that text-setting constraints are the heart of the solution to respecting both the linguistic and the musical…
Tone-tune association in Tommo So (Dogon) folk songs
Abstract:This article explores the relationship between linguistic tone and musical melody in Tommo So, a Dogon language of Mali. Most fundamentally, contrary mappings (rising tone on falling music,…
Microtonal Variation in Sung Cantonese
Cantonese singers use microtonal contours to reflect rising contours of Cantonese linguistic tones, which are observed when singing syllables with lexical rising tones.
Tone in speech and singing: a field experiment to research their relation in endangered languages of North East India
Cite this article: Stephen Morey, Jürgen Schöpf (2012). Tone in speech and singing: a field experiment to research their relation in endangered languages of North East India. In Niclas Burenhult,…