7) includes three main features that should be emphasized in a basic model of English intonation when teaching Spanish speakers: (a) the nucleus on the last content word
, (b) the tonal peak on the nucleus, and (c) a pitch height difference on the nucleus from a level 3 to a level 4 to differentiate neutral declarative utterances from emphatic ones.
As Boomer (1970) pointed out the words preceded by a pause, the so-called 'h' (or hesitant) words are not necessarily the first word immediately following a pause, rather they are the first content word
following a pause (noun, verb, adjective or adverb).
The current study used a similar procedure where relevant words included names, content words
, and words providing the meaning or context of a content word
The position of each content word
is not taken into account, i.
Table 1 reproduces the frequency hierarchy of the 100 most common words, either function or content words
(the latter in italics), which are in a ratio 3:1, the first content word
states being ranked as the 28th.
water stood beneath, bloody and troubled' Finally, under is often attached to a content word
, forming a new item, like: 6) OE under + standan > understandan 'understand' OE under + licgan > underlicgan 'underlie' This process is a regular method of glossing a Latin compound with sub (or its variant) as its first element, e.
Di Meola proposes three necessary conditions on the context of use for a certain content word
or syntactic structure to be reanalyzed as a preposition (p.
A basic model should include the following basic features: (a) the association of the highest tonal peak with the nucleus (b) the nucleus with a content word
(c) pitch level differences from 3 to 4 to distinguish between neutral and emphatic sentences (d) significant durational differences between stressed and unstressed syllables and words (e) sentence focusing by means of the shifting of the pitch accent over the focussed word.
These are content word
associations, similar to the ones that the BBI Dictionary of English Word Combinations (Benson, Benson, & Ilson, 1997) describes.
None of the low SES Nursery children scored in this task, but two high SES Nursery children read one content word
and another one read three functors.
Atomistic measures of cohesion have focused on cohesive ties--words or phrases that pre-suppose the existence of another element elsewhere in the text (Fitzgerald & Spiegel, 1986), such as repetition of a content word
, use of a pronoun or synonym, or conjunctions that allude to preceding propositions (e.
where w is a content word
in the previous U, and w' is a content word
in a candidate for S.