Moksha prosody

Moksha prosody

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Aasmäe, Niina & Lippus, Pärtel & Pajusalu, Karl & al.
Moksha prosody
Finno-Ugrian Society
Suomalais-Ugrilaisen Seuran Toimituksia 268
Sastamala 2013, 119 pp.


Moksha prosody provides an acoustic analysis of data pertaining to the main prosodic features, especially of the correlates of word stress, in Moksha. The principal research questions in the book are related to the role of vowel duration and vowel quality as possible cues of stressedness. Data of fundamental frequency are used to establish the effect of higher level prosodic units upon the manifestations of word stress. The analysis is based on the materials of Central Moksha dialects (the prototype of the literary language) recorded in four localities of the Atyuryevo, Kovylkino, Krasnoslobodsk, and Temnikov regions. The description of the framework of the present experimental investigation and of its results is preceded by an overview of the earlier findings concerning the segmental structure and the prosody of Moksha. Several appendices provided in this book contain a map of the Moksha dialects, a list of test words, and sets of additional data obtained in the acoustic analyses.

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ISBN 978-952-5667-47-9
ISSN 0355-0230