Pitch Accent - Summer Semester 2017

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Description: Pitch accent languages are in some sense hybrids between word-stress and lexical tone systems, and are among the most controversial prosodic systems in current theoretical phonology and typology (see e.g. Hyman 2009). In this course we discuss a wide variety of different systems which have been labeled as pitch-accent (e.g. so-called restricted-tone languages in Bantu, pitch-accent in Indoeuropean, and the Japanese system), and the major theoretical approaches.

Block 1: Theories

Block 2: Languages



Jochen Trommer
Institut für Linguistik
Universität Leipzig

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