Functions of word order and intonation in information structuring in Puyuma

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Abstract

This paper presents the first results of analyzing the functions of intonation and word order in Puyuma. Puyuma is an endangered Austronesian language spoken in Taiwan. As other languages of this branch, Puyuma is verb initial and displays variations in word order, so that VOS, SVO and VSO are attested. The aim of our study is to explain these word variations. We investigate the connection between information structure, word order and intonation in three Formosan languages: Puyuma, Seediq and Bunun. We show that in Puyuma information structure is reflected in word order while the main function of intonation is to cue phrasing. The study is performed on semi-spontaneous speech.

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Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Jämförande språkvetenskap och lingvistik

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Speech Prosody, Vols I and II
FörlagTongji Univ Press
Sidor123-126
StatusPublished - 2012
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Evenemang6th International Conference on Speech Prosody - Shanghai, PEOPLES R CHINA
Varaktighet: 2012 maj 222012 maj 25

Konferens

Konferens6th International Conference on Speech Prosody
Period2012/05/222012/05/25