suprasegmental

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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.
Yet according to all accounts, English language education in China does not deal with suprasegmental aspects of English pronunciation, nor really with spoken intelligibility at all (Deterding 2010; Robertson 2003).
To complement this, there are specific materials to teach suprasegmental features (Anderson-Hsieh, 1990).
1968 Suprasegmentals, meter, and the manuscript of Beowulf.
In a study carried out to measure the auditory perception of English suprasegmentals by Spanish speakers (Chela de Rodriguez, 1979), it was found that the nucleus could not even be identified indirectly, within context, when the accent shifted over the focussed word, as in the following exercise:
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.
While most of the papers (thirty-one) deal primarily with the analysis of specific corpora of data from individual languages or dialects, the range of general grammatical concepts investigated include all the major linguistic areas: phonology, suprasegmentals, morphology, morphophonology, lexicon, diachronic and synchronic analysis, areal and genetic considerations, syntax, semantics, and narrative style.
In terms of suprasegmentals, only one, nuclear stress placement, is included.
Usually, pronunciation issues that are commonly taught to highly proficient students go beyond the production of isolated sounds, for instance, the study of suprasegmentals.
Optimizing the teaching of English suprasegmentals to Spanish speakers.
1970, Suprasegmentals, Cambridge, Massachusetts-London, England.