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Suprasegmentals: Discourse Intonation

  1. Lucy Pickering

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1123

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Pickering, L. 2012. Suprasegmentals: Discourse Intonation. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Intonation is narrowly defined as the linguistically significant use of pitch movement at the suprasegmental level.


  • discourse analysis;
  • pragmatics;
  • prosody