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Suprasegmentals: Intonation

  1. John Levis

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1124

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Levis, J. 2012. Suprasegmentals: Intonation. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Intonation refers to a combination of acoustic parameters, including duration, intensity, and pitch used to communicate discourse meaning.


  • esl/efl;
  • phonetics;
  • phonology;
  • intonation;
  • pronunciation;
  • prosody