accentual system


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Noun1.accentual system - the system of accentuation used in a particular language
language system - a system of linguistic units or elements used in a particular language
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As for rhythm, Bakhtin says that "by creating an unmediated involvement in every aspect of the accentual system of the whole," it "destroys in embryo those social worlds of speech and of persons that are potentially embedded in the word" (298).
Christopher Page finds neither of these pretenses satisfactory and goes further: on page 17 he states that "the view developed in this book is that spoken performances and sting performances had their own distinct traditions"; in other words, the accentual system of conductus poetry was mauled in one way ad verbum, in another ad cantum.