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Intonational Phrase
(1,875 words)

Abstract

The intonational phrase is the prosodic constituent immediately below the utterance and immediately above the phonological phrase; it corresponds prototypically to the clause in syntax.

The prosodic constituent immediately below the utterance and immediately above the phonological phrase is the intonational phrase, which has been the subject of extensive research cross-linguistically. As a result, the unit is known by a range of different terms in the literature, including intermediate phrase (Pierrehumbert 1980), tone unit…

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David Goldstein, “Intonational Phrase”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000192>
First published online: 2013



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