By Ilse Lehiste. ISBN ISBN “A phonologist ignores phonetics at his personal peril,” feedback Professor Lehiste, whose. In the following we will therefore mainly refer to Suprasegmentals and in general adopt a preliminary definition by Lehiste [Lehiste 70]: “Suprasegmental features. The MIT Press, p. Contents Foreword Introduction Quantity b Timing of articulatory sequences Time dimension of the acoustic signal.

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Chapter 2 deals with duration and its linguistic function. Haris Themistocleous added it Dec 04, In a concluding chapter Professor Lehiste evaluates the findings and considers their potential contribution to linguistic theory.

Segmental and Syllabic Quantity in Estonian.

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Suprasegmentals by Ilse Lehiste

Ilse Lehiste finished high school in Tallinn and studied piano playing at the Conservatory. Foe convenience, a chart immediately following the introductory chapter illustrates the scheme of presentation followed throughout the book. Suprasegmental features are either listed as the set of features consisting of pitch, stress, and quantity or defined as features whose domain extends over more than one segment.

This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat Suprasegmentals by Ilse Lehiste. Return to Book Page. Retrieved Mar 22, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The author assembles and summarizes what is currently known about the phonetic nature of suprasegmentals and evaluates the available evidence from the point of view of linguistic theory.


The book contains a great deal of painstakingly gathered evidence for the existence of speech patterns whose domain is larger than a segment and which, the author states, should form a part of linguistic theory.

Nik Smith marked it as to-read May 07, Georgiana Popescu added it Jun 29, The emphasis of Professor Lehiste’s work is on the production and perception of suprasegmental features. She was also co-author of books and articles and acted as editor.

Retrieved 16 December The author discusses some of the physiological correlates of linguistic stress which have been established by experimental techniques over the past 15 years.

She contends that neither definition is complete and intends in this research to provide a more fully satisfying description of these complex and elusive phenomena. During the Soviet occupation of Estonia, she helped to mediate research papers between Estonia and the free world. In she moved to the United States where she defended her lehuste doctoral thesis — this one about linguistics — at the University of Michigan. Chapter 3 considers the suprasegmental elements of pitch, tone, and intonation.

Want to Read saving…. I have no idea why this book hasn’t seen any new editions or at least reprints sincesince it’s a veritable gold mine of knowledge on quantity and pitch as tools for lehlste phenomena in languages.

She did much to make Estonia and Estonian known in the United States and elsewhere in the world. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


She describes observed linguistic facts, seeks to explain them, and attempts to set up predictions.

Her thesis dealt with the work of William Morrisin particular the part concerning Nordic literature. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

President of the Linguistic Society of America Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Miska marked it as to-read Apr 07, Just a suprsegmentals while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. More than phoneticians from 35 countries participated in the Congress.


Ilse Lehiste wrote 11 books and almost research papers and criticism. Lists with This Book. Languages Eesti Edit links. To ask other readers questions about Suprasegmentalsplease sign up. The author assembles and summarizes what is currently known about the phonetic nature of suprasegment “A phonologist ignores phonetics at his own peril,” remarks Professor Lehiste, whose work in acoustic phonetics and in historical and descriptive phonology over the past decade has resulted in this important experimental study of the linguistic function of suprasegmentals.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Preview — Suprasegmentals by Ilse Lehiste. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In particular, she has done valuable research work on Estonian phonetics.