suprasegmental


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suprasegmental

(soo″pră-sĕg-mĕn′tăl) [″ + segmentum, segment]
Located above the segmented portion.
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On the other hand, they obliterated all the information that seems to be encoded in the spacings between letter-groups, chiefly phonotactics and the suprasegmentals of the speech being represented.
This training strengthened the association between the prosodic and lexical components of sentences through frequent exposure and through practice opportunities involving sentences of familiar content with informative feedback, and the training also resulted in improved production at both the segmental and suprasegmental levels.
In terms of suprasegmentals, only one, nuclear stress placement, is included.
Focusing on the pronunciation of English by speakers of three of the indigenous languages--Akan (Fante and Twi), Ewe, and Ga--, Adjaye reviews the history of English in Ghana; outlines the phonology of the three languages; examines the segmental, contextual, and suprasegmental features of the English spoken by the three linguistic groups; and outlines possible directions for future research.