By Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie, Mathieu Avanzi, Sophie Herment

This quantity presents new insights into a number of matters on prosody involved occasions, touch referring the following to the L2 acquisition method in addition to to events the place language platforms could co-exist. a wide range of phenomena are handled (prosodic description of linguistic platforms involved occasions, research of prosodic alterations, language improvement tactics, etc.), and the consequences acquired can provide a sign of what's kind of sturdy in phonological and prosodic platforms. furthermore, the chosen papers truly convey how languages could have stimulated or can have been prompted by way of different language kinds (in multilingual occasions the place varied languages are in consistent touch with each other, but additionally within the strategy of L2 acquisition). not like past volumes on similar subject matters, which concentration ordinarily both on L2 acquisition or at the description and analyses of other different types of a given language, this quantity considers either subject matters in parallel, permitting comparability and dialogue of the consequences, that could shed new gentle on extra far-reaching theoretical questions similar to the position of markedness in prosody and the factors of prosodic changes.

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Language and Cognitive Processes 25 (7/8/9): 1044–1098. Brousseau, A-M. 2003. The accentual system of Haitian Creole: The role of transfer and markedness values. In Phonology and morphology of Creole languages, ed. I. Plag, 123–146. Tübingen: Niemeyer. Bullock, B. E. 2009. Prosody in contact in French: A case study from a heritage variety in the United States. International Journal of Bilingualism 13 (2): 165–194. , and J. Gurlekian. 2004. Convergence and intonation: Historical evidence from Buenos Aires Spanish.

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However, there are still many unresolved questions concerning the prosodic consequences of language contact and to my knowledge, the possibility of making predictions about the ways in which prosodic systems influence each other is poorly explored. no © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015 E. Delais-Roussarie et al. 1007/978-3-662-45168-7_3 29 30 G. g. ) and/or the association between prosodic features and their meaning (semantic or pragmatic) equivalently prone to change in a contact situation?

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