Persevering with prosody

  title={Persevering with prosody},
  author={D. Crystal},
  journal={International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology},
  pages={257 - 257}
  • D. Crystal
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
In 1958, the British phonetician Alan Sharp memorably characterized intonation as ‘‘the Cinderella of the linguistic sciences’’. Fifty years on, Cinderella’s job description has changed, but hardly her status. She has now been given more jobs to do—not only has she to look after rooms of linguistically contrastive pitch-movement, she is now responsible for a whole suite of prosodic apartments, including loudness, tempo, and rhythm. She has met her prince— or rather, princes—in the form of the… Expand
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