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Title: A study of intonation and related features of Persian
Author: Towhidi, J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2682 8711
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1973
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The present thesis, as its title suggests, takes a wider view of intonation than has traditionally been adopted and this is made possible by the choice of the theoretical model explained in the first introductory chapter. In addition to the choice of theory the first chapter consists of the aims a of the thesis together with a survey of previous studies of Persian intonation, the nature of the corpus, the descriptive techniques and the system of notation employed. The functional use of pitch is investigated in chapter 2 while chapter 3 deals with the prosodic and paralinguistic features which are considered to be the related phenomena in the study of Persian intonation. A few areas of correlation between the intonation and grammar of Persian are explored in chapter 4 and the contribution of prosodic and paralinguistic features together with that of other non-segmental phenomena to the meaning of utterances is studied in the fifth and final chapter. Of the two appendices attached to the thesis, the first includes instrumental support for the tones described in chapter 2 while the second consists of two texts (together with their translations) which are given as further illustration of the description presented in the thesis. The bibliography is divided into two sections. The first consists of a list of the works referred to in the thesis and the second provides background reading.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Center for Research Libraries
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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