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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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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 Section
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Author(s)
ISBN: 3-86290-184-X, 978-3-86290-184-5
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > Languages
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Language & Literacies
Item ID: 21142
Depositing User: Lluïsa Astruc
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 10:05
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 13:11
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