Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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1. Introduction

Intonation is defined as the linguistic variation of pitch that applies to an utterance as a whole, the resultant tune of which gives the utterance a particular meaning independent of that ascribed by the text (Ladd 1996). The study of intonation has been approached from different perspectives, some scholars investigating it in terms of attitudinal and sociolinguistic factors (e.g. Bolinger 1989…

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Dana Chahal, “Intonation”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0054>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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