suprasegmental


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suprasegmental

(ˌsuːprəsɛɡˈmɛntəl; ˌsjuː-)
adj
(Linguistics) linguistics denoting those features of a sound or sequence of sounds that accompany rather than form part of the consecutive segments of a word or sentence, as for example stress and pitch in English
ˌsuprasegˈmentally adv

su•pra•seg•men•tal

(ˌsu prə sɛgˈmɛn tl)

adj.
1. above, beyond, or in addition to a segment.
2. of or pertaining to features of speech, as stress and pitch, that accompany individual speech sounds and may extend over more than one such segmental element.
n.
3. a suprasegmental feature.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.suprasegmental - pertaining to a feature of speech that extends over more than a single speech sound
linguistics - the scientific study of language
united - characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity; "presented a united front"
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suprasegmental

suprasegmental

[ˌsuːprəsegˈmentl] ADJsuprasegmental
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It may suffice to note that in determining the conventional associations between the formal properties of utterances and their conversational use, the following distinguishing grammatical differences between utterances were taken into account: (i) suprasegmental patterns; (ii) word order; (iii) inflection; (iv) particles; (v) auxiliaries; (vi) differential expression of arguments; (vii) presence of question words; (viii) combinations of the preceding means of expression.
They argue that as long as infants possess the ability to discriminate language related differences in the input (phonemic, segmental, and suprasegmental) and the ability to remember all this information, infants are perfectly capable of acquiring two languages.
Connected speech also carries suprasegmental information (duration, stress, intonation) that is important to language learning.
This is an obvious instance of the suprasegmental of timing that marks syntactically self-standing units of the discourse.
Many factors may influence a native speaker's judgment of a second or foreign language (FL) learner's accent including suprasegmental features such as stress, rhythm, and intonation (Munro, 1995).
The teaching technique suggested will force learners to focus on the phonological patterns without the normal segments and sequences with which they co-occur, so that such learners can more accurately discriminate the auditory effects of the suprasegmental features.
y, en el nivel suprasegmental, probablemente la entonacion sea la mejor clave para descifrar este sentido.
A male voice has resonance standards, speech speed, loudness, pitch and suprasegmental features that differ from the female's voice [4,5].
Stress is a suprasegmental feature whereby a stressed syllable is articulated more prominently than adjacent syllables.
I completely accept the idea of Tuuli Tuisk that "stod can be defined as a phonological unit, which on the suprasegmental level has particular characteristic features".
En virtud de los datos cualitativos, se propondran conclusiones en relacion con la identidad, la vinculacion del ritmo con el patrimonio cultural de los hablantes y la coconstruccion social de las variedades dialectales de cada lengua a nivel suprasegmental. Con respecto a los datos cuantitativos, se argumentaran conclusiones de tipo objetivo basadas en los estadisticos descriptivos e inferenciales y, ademas, se estableceran relaciones tipologicas con otras variedades dialectales del espanol y con otras lenguas naturales.