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Venezuelan Andean Spanish intonation

Astruc, Lstruc; Mora, Elsa and Rew, Simon (2010). Venezuelan Andean Spanish intonation. In: Prieto, Pilar and Roseano, Paolo eds. Transcription of Intonation of the Spanish Language. Lincom Europa, pp. 191–226.

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Abstract

Lying in western Venezuela, the state of Mérida is traversed by the eastern branch of the northern Andes and has an area of 11,300 km2, which corresponds to approximately 1.2% of the national territory. The main economic activities of the region are agriculture and tourism. The city of Mérida itself has 300,000 inhabitants (2001 census) and constitutes a national cultural and university centre. The Universidad de Los Andes is a major source of employment in the region, specifically in the areas of teaching, research and services.
The structure of this chapter is as follows. Section 1 first offers an overview of past intonational research in Venezuelan Spanish and especially in Venezuelan Andean Spanish and then describes the methodological procedure used in the present study. Section 2 presents an inventory of pitch accents and boundary tones found in the Mérida dialect. Section 3 analyses the basic intonation contours found in the Mérida corpus. Finally, Section 4 summarises the nuclear patterns in the different sentence types.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Author(s)
ISBN: 3-86290-184-X, 978-3-86290-184-5
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 21142
Depositing User: Lluïsa Astruc
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 10:05
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2012 04:25
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21142
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