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Title:Intonation and Language Contact: A Case Study of Two Varieties of Peruvian Spanish
Author(s):O'Rourke, Erin
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Hualde, Jose Ignacio
Department / Program:Spanish
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Language, Modern
Abstract:This study offers an initial description of both Peruvian Spanish and Quechua intonation using instrumental analysis. Lima and some Cuzco Spanish speakers are shown to coincide with previous descriptions of other varieties of Spanish, depending on the feature considered. More variation is found within Cuzco, including patterns of tonic peak alignment, which are not previously found in broad focus, except in other contact varieties of Spanish. In addition, Cuzco Quechua coincides with the feature of aligning prenuclear peaks within the stressed syllable. This data then suggest the possibility of contact between prosodic systems. However, not all intonation features are shown to be influenced. For example, the final fall in questions in Quechua is maintained, while the final rise in questions in Spanish is produced by all three language groups in Cuzco. This research then demonstrates the importance of examining several intonation features for possible contact, since not all features may undergo the same change.
Issue Date:2005
Description:300 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3182341
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2005

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