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suprasegmental

(soo″pră-sĕg-mĕn′tăl) [″ + segmentum, segment]
Located above the segmented portion.
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Several textbook writers have attended to research that indicates the importance of suprasegmentals to intelligibility and comprehensibility.
Cruz- Ferraire (1989) claims that intonation is the 'last stronghold of a foreign accent in speaking any L2' and intonation as used in Nigerian English has been observed to be peculiarly different from that of Standard English and it has been viewed as a difficult suprasegmental to master for Nigerian speakers of English.
A very important aspect of oral communication in English (more than in Spanish) is phonetics, which includes pronunciation, suprasegmental features, voice quality, voice setting ...
The two types of sound in language--segmental (the sound of phonemes) and suprasegmental (the pitch, stress, and duration with which phonemes are sounded)--correspond to two types of meaning: one determined by signification in the Saussurean sense and the other determined by intonation.
The first part of the chapter deals with various fundamental issues (Sections 3.1 and 3.2), vowel features (Section 3.3), major class features (Section 3.4), features of consonants (Section 3.5), features required for the secondary articulation of consonants (Section 3.6), features for suprasegmentals (Section 3.7), and redundancy and implication (Section 3.8).
Now to the suprasegmentals. Begin with the obvious and perhaps trivial instances.
Improving the use of suprasegmentals with severely handicapped children through music and movement.
His treatment of suprasegmentals is very helpful; perhaps Lithuanian is more intolerant of concise treatment (see my presentation of Lithuanian phonology and morphology in Br.