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By Harry van der Hulst,Rob Goedemans,Ellen van Zanten

In half I of this quantity, specialists on numerous language parts offer surveys of observe stress/accent platforms of as many languages in 'their' a part of the area as they can lay their fingers on. No preconditions (theoretical or in a different way) have been set, however the authors have been inspired to exploit the StressTyp facts of their chapters.

Australian Languages (Rob Goedemans), Austronesian Languages (Ellen van Zanten, Ruben Stoel and Bert Remijsen), Papuan Languages (Ellen van Zanten and Philomena Dol), North American Languages (Keren Rice), South American Languages (Sergio Meira and Leo Wetzels), African Languages (Laura Downing), ecu Languages (Harry van der Hulst), Asian Languages (Harry van der Hulst and René Schiering), heart jap Languages (Harry van der Hulst and Sam Hellmuth).

There is an introductory bankruptcy (Chapter 1) that may give you the reader with straightforward terminology and theoretical instruments to appreciate the diversity of accentual structures that would be mentioned within the next chapters of this publication. bankruptcy 2 has a double functionality. It provides an outline of pressure styles in Australian languages, yet while it truly is meant to (re-)familiarize readers with the coding, terminology and theoretical principles of the StressTyp database. bankruptcy eleven offers statistical and typological details from the StressTyp database. half II of this quantity includes 'language profiles' that are, for every of the 511 languages contained in StressTyp (in 2009), extracts from the knowledge that's inside the database.

This quantity can be of curiosity to humans within the box of theoretical phonology and language typology. it's going to functionality as a reference paintings for those teams of researchers, but additionally, extra more often than not, for individuals engaged on syntax and different fields of linguistics, who may perhaps desire to be aware of sure simple proof concerning the distribution of note accessory systems

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