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Juncture (prosodic)
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Prosodic juncture concerns the compartmentalization and partitioning of syntactic entities in spoken discourse by means of prosodic marking. The suprasegmental intervals that are the building blocks of the resulting prosodic structure have been termed ‘intonation units’ (Chafe 1994), ‘intonation(al) phrases’ (Gussenhoven 2004), ‘intonation-groups’ (Cruttenden 1997), ‘tone groups’ (Halliday and Matthiessen 2004) and ‘breath groups’ (Grice 2006:778). Izre’el (2005) has suggested that the intonation unit (IU) encapsulates the basic structural unit of spoken Mo…

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Bosker, Hans Rutger, “Juncture (prosodic)”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000107>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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