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Titill: 
  • Titill er á ensku The Re-accenting of Given Information in Icelandic. A Comparative Study of English and Icelandic Intonation patterns
Námsstig: 
  • Bakkalár
Leiðbeinandi: 
Útdráttur: 
  • Útdráttur er á ensku

    Is Icelandic a de-accenting language like English, or is there a tendency towards re-accenting as in some of our neighbouring languages such as Swedish? Data was gathered from two sources: Firstly from RÚV radio newscasts, to ascertain whether re-accenting is at all common in Icelandic and to show examples of this. Secondly from the use of a an intonation survey by Alan Cruttenden which was translated put before 13 native Icelandic speakers to give some intimation of the relative frequency of de-accenting vs. re-accenting.
    The results turned out to be somewhat mixed. The RÚV data indicates that re-accenting is indeed common, at least in the register of newsreaders, and that given the same syntactic constructions in which an English-speaker would de-accent, Icelandic-speakers will generally tend to re-accent instead. The survey data is less clear, but indicates that Icelandic aligns roughly with Cruttenden's results for languages with a strong tendency towards re-accenting, like Swedish and Spanish. There were also some indications that age and gender has a correlation with the frequency of de-accenting in Icelandic, with young and male subjects tending to re-accent less.

Athugasemdir: 
  • Geisladiskur fylgir prentuðu eintaki ritgerðarinnar
Samþykkt: 
  • 20.1.2011
URI: 
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/7354


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Gísli Valgeirsson_ba.pdf627.47 kBOpinnHeildartextiPDFSkoða/Opna
Intonation survey results.zip78.47 MBOpinnHljóðskrárGNU ZIPSkoða/Opna
RÚV data.zip2.72 MBOpinnHljóðskrárGNU ZIPSkoða/Opna

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