Syntagm in the Analysis of the Intonation Contour (Experimental Results)

  •  Sahila Mustafayeva    


The article deals with the syntagm in the analysis of the intonation contour. The elements organizing the discourse, its beginning and end are expressed more saliently with the help of intonation. The problem of studying the information structure within texts was instituted by scholars of the Prague School.

It is undeniable that the division of discourse according to the structure and intonation plays a very important role in determining it. The intonation includes three parameters: temporal, dynamic and melodic parameters. The main component of the intonation according to the time parameter is that the time strength is getting weaker at the end of the terminal syntagm. In the Azerbaijani language the time parameter depends on the second parameter—melodic component. As it makes it clear that it takes more time to pronounce the sentences which have the least phonemes and morphemes than the sentences which have the most phonemes and morphemes. The third component of the intonation is its intensity. The intensity inside sentences depends on the quality of the vowels which is realized inside them and the place of them inside a sentence.

The article includes the results of the phonetic experiment, in which sentences consisting of one or more syntagms (mostly two syntagms) are used.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
  • ISSN(Print): 1923-869X
  • ISSN(Online): 1923-8703
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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