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The role of catalexis in Spanish rhythm structure : a phonological and phonetic study of catalexis in Spanish syllable-time poetry

Flores, Maria-Bonita (2004)
General Linguistics
Abstract
In the present study a fragmentary foot structure, associated with word stress, is assumed to be available in Spanish. In addition catalexis is introduced in the metrical analysis of Spanish stress. Acoustic evidence for catalexis is presented. The material consists of Spanish syllabic verse. Phrase-final stressed syllables assumed to be followed by catalexis were found to have 1.6 times longer duration than stressed syllables in general. In conclusion catalexis in phrasefinal position is found to be realized through segmental lengthening. The phonological analysis, the presented acoustic evidence and verse meter restrictions indicate that Spanish, traditionally categorized as a syllable-timed language, has stress-timed tendencies and can... (More)
In the present study a fragmentary foot structure, associated with word stress, is assumed to be available in Spanish. In addition catalexis is introduced in the metrical analysis of Spanish stress. Acoustic evidence for catalexis is presented. The material consists of Spanish syllabic verse. Phrase-final stressed syllables assumed to be followed by catalexis were found to have 1.6 times longer duration than stressed syllables in general. In conclusion catalexis in phrasefinal position is found to be realized through segmental lengthening. The phonological analysis, the presented acoustic evidence and verse meter restrictions indicate that Spanish, traditionally categorized as a syllable-timed language, has stress-timed tendencies and can be characterized as a language with a mixed rhythm structure. (Less)
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author
Flores, Maria-Bonita
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Spanska språket, Accenter, Metrik, Satsrytm, Catalexis, Poesi, Spanish, Spanska, Phonetics, phonology, Fonetik, fonologi
language
English
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1330190
date added to LUP
2005-05-18
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2005-07-20
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  abstract     = {In the present study a fragmentary foot structure, associated with word stress, is assumed to be available in Spanish. In addition catalexis is introduced in the metrical analysis of Spanish stress. Acoustic evidence for catalexis is presented. The material consists of Spanish syllabic verse. Phrase-final stressed syllables assumed to be followed by catalexis were found to have 1.6 times longer duration than stressed syllables in general. In conclusion catalexis in phrasefinal position is found to be realized through segmental lengthening. The phonological analysis, the presented acoustic evidence and verse meter restrictions indicate that Spanish, traditionally categorized as a syllable-timed language, has stress-timed tendencies and can be characterized as a language with a mixed rhythm structure.},
  author       = {Flores, Maria-Bonita},
  keyword      = {Spanska språket,Accenter,Metrik,Satsrytm,Catalexis,Poesi,Spanish,Spanska,Phonetics, phonology,Fonetik, fonologi},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The role of catalexis in Spanish rhythm structure : a phonological and phonetic study of catalexis in Spanish syllable-time poetry},
  year         = {2004},
}