Linguistic Prosody

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A Linguistic Prosody is a speech element based on properties of syllables and larger units of speech.



  • (Wikipedia, 2016) ⇒ Retrieved:2016-2-14.
    • In linguistics, prosody (from Ancient Greek προσῳδία prosōidía , "song sung to music; tone or accent of a syllable") is concerned with those elements of speech that are not individual phonetic segments (vowels and consonants) but are properties of syllables and larger units of speech. These contribute to linguistic functions such as intonation, tone, stress, and rhythm. Prosody may reflect various features of the speaker or the utterance: the emotional state of the speaker; the form of the utterance (statement, question, or command); the presence of irony or sarcasm; emphasis, contrast, and focus; or other elements of language that may not be encoded by grammar or by choice of vocabulary.