By Ilse Lehiste. ISBN ISBN “A phonologist ignores phonetics at his personal peril,” feedback Professor Lehiste, whose. In the following we will therefore mainly refer to Suprasegmentals and in general adopt a preliminary definition by Lehiste [Lehiste 70]: “Suprasegmental features. The MIT Press, p. Contents Foreword Introduction Quantity b Timing of articulatory sequences Time dimension of the acoustic signal.

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May 06, Emperador Spock rated it it was amazing Shelves: It considers physiological mechanisms involved in producing quantity phenomena, their physical acoustic manifestation, the perceptual correlates of quantity, various phonetic phenomena connected with quantity, and the linguistic function of quantity.

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In she began her studies at the Faculty of Philosophy at ldhiste University of Tartu. Retrieved 16 December The author assembles and summarizes what is currently known about the phonetic nature of suprasegmentals and evaluates the available evidence from the point of view of linguistic theory.

Foe convenience, a chart immediately following the introductory chapter illustrates the scheme of presentation followed throughout the book.

President of the Linguistic Society of America Return to Book Page. Ilse Lehiste wrote 11 books and almost research papers and criticism.

The book contains a great deal of painstakingly gathered evidence for the existence of speech patterns whose domain is larger than a segment and which, the author states, should form a part of linguistic theory. The author assembles and summarizes what is currently known about the phonetic nature of suprasegment “A phonologist ignores phonetics at his own peril,” remarks Professor Lehiste, whose work in acoustic phonetics and in historical and descriptive phonology over the past decade has resulted in this important experimental study of the linguistic function of suprasegmentals.


Views Read Edit View history. The author discusses some of the physiological correlates of linguistic stress which have been established by experimental techniques over the past 15 years. In a concluding chapter Professor Lehiste evaluates the findings and considers their potential contribution to linguistic theory.

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Haris Themistocleous added it Dec 04, Word and Sentence Prosody in Serbocroatian. No trivia or quizzes yet. Suprasegmental features are either listed as the set of features consisting of pitch, stress, and quantity or defined as features whose domain extends over more than one segment.

She contends that neither definition is complete and intends in this research to provide a pehiste fully satisfying description of these complex and suprazegmentals phenomena. Retrieved Mar 22, Jo added it Feb 06, Alan rated it it was amazing Jun 03, In she moved to Germany, where she continued her studies — while working for her keep — at the universities of Leipzig and Hamburgand obtained a doctoral degree at the University of Hamburg.

In American linguistics, the author points out, the term is used more or less synonymously with prosodic features. Want to Read saving…. Books by Ilse Lehiste. Chapter 4 deals with the most elusive xuprasegmentals the suprasegmental features, stress. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Goodreads helps suprasebmentals keep track of books you want to read. I have no idea why this book hasn’t seen any new editions or at least reprints sincesince it’s a veritable gold mine of knowledge on quantity and pitch as tools for prosodic phenomena in languages.

Her thesis dealt with the work of William Morrisin particular the part concerning Nordic literature. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Open Preview See a Problem?


Ilse Lehiste 31 January — 25 December was an Estonian-born American linguistauthor of many studies in phonetics. She did much to make Estonia and Estonian known in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

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During the Soviet occupation of Estonia, she helped to mediate research papers between Estonia and the free world. In she moved to the United States where she defended her second doctoral thesis — this one about linguistics — at the University of Michigan.

Her main fields of research were acoustic phonetics and phonologyprosodylanguage contactsEstonian and Serbo-Croatian. Ilse Lehiste finished high school in Tallinn and studied piano playing at the Conservatory. This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat Suprasegmentals by Ilse Lehiste. Hardcoverpages. Nik Smith marked it as to-read May 07, She describes observed linguistic facts, seeks to explain them, and attempts to set up predictions.

Preview — Suprasegmentals by Ilse Lehiste. To see what your suprasegmeentals thought of this book, please sign up. Lisa rated it it was ok Aug 16, In particular, she has done valuable research work on Estonian phonetics.

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