In this important study, A. M. Devine and Laurence D. Stephens interpret the evidence of Greek verse texts, inscriptions, and musical settings in the framework of a theory of prosody based on cross-linguistic evidence and experimental phonetic and psycholinguistic data, and reconstruct the syllable structure, rhythm, accent, phrasing, and intonation of classical Greek speech. The authors employ sophisticated statistical analyses to support an impressive range of new findings which relate not only to phonetics and phonology, but also to pragmatics and the syntax-phonology interface. Introductory and background material is provided for the benefit of general classicists and nonspecialist readers, making the work an indispensable resource for both students and scholars in the fields of classics and linguistics. A pioneering study, The Prosody of Greek Speech offers a new paradigm for the reconstruction of the prosody of dead languages.
  • ISBN13: 9780195085464
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pubilcation Year: 1994
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00584
Publication DateMarch 19, 1994
Primary CategoryForeign Language Study/Ancient Languages - General
Sub Category 1Literary Criticism/Ancient and Classical

The Prosody of Greek Speech

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