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  syllabe légère
  syllabe lourde


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Fr    syllabe


Type of: prosodic feature, prosody2

Related term(s): accentual unit, ambisyllabic, disyllable, foot, length, meter, mora, onset, rhyme2, stress1, unaccented

Domain: Phonology


Akmajian etal. 1984: 136-137, 530
AKMAJIAN, Adrian, DEMERS, Richard A., & HARNISH, Robert M. (1984) Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication, 2nd Ed. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Clark & Clark 1977: 277
CLARK, Herbert H. & Eve V. (1977) Psychology and Language: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich. (PL)

Collinge 1990: 51-53 (also "syllable strength")
COLLINGE, N. E. (1990) An Encyclopaedia of Language. London: Routledge.

Crystal 2003: 447-449
CRYSTAL, David. (2003) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics, 5th Ed Oxford: Blackwell.

Dineen 1967: 99
DINEEN, Francis P. (1967) An Introduction to General Linguistics. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Doke 1935: 207
DOKE, Clement M. (1935) Bantu Linguistic Terminology. London: Longmans, Green, & Co.

Ducrot & Todorov 1979[trans.]: 186
DUCROT, Oswald and TODOROV, Tzvetan. (1979 [trans.]) Encyclopedic Dictionary of the  Sciences of Language. Trans. by Catherine Porter. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 

ELL: 4431-4440
The Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. (1994) Oxford: Pergamon Press.

Finch 2000: 67-71
FINCH, Geoffrey. (2000) Linguistic Terms and Concepts. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Halliday 1994: 11
HALLIDAY, M.A.K. (1994) An Introduction to Functional Grammar (Second Edition). London: Edward Arnold.  (FG)

Hamp 1963: 57
HAMP, Eric P. (1963) A Glossary of American Technical Linguistic Usage 1925-1950. Utrecht: Spectrum Publishers. 

Hartmann & Stork 1972: 227-228
HARTMANN, R.R.K. & STORK, F.C. (1972) Dictionary of Language and Linguistics. London: Applied Science Publishers.

Hock 1986: 22
HOCK, Hans Henrich. (1986) Principles of Historical Linguistics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (HL)

Mackay 1989: 228
MACKAY, Ian. (1989) Phonetics and Speech Science. A Bilingual Dictionary. Dictionnaire Bilingue de la Phonétique et des Sciences de la Parole. New York/Bern: Peter Lang. (PH)

Martinet 1964[trans.]: 51-52
MARTINET, André. (1964 [trans.]) Elements of General Linguistics. Chicago: University of Chicago.  (FM)

Matthews 1997: 366 (also "phonological syllable", "phonetic syllable")
MATTHEWS, P.H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Nash 1968: 235
NASH, Rose. (1968) Multilingual Lexicon of Linguistics and Philology: English, Russian, German, French. Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press. 

Onishi 1981: 584-588 (also "syllable subsidiary", "syllable-succession")
ONISHI, Masao. (1981) A Grand Dictionary of Phonetics. Tokyo: The Phonetic Society of Japan.  (PH)

Palmatier 1972: 174-175
PALMATIER, Robert A. (1972) A Glossary for English Transformational Grammar. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. (GG)

Pei & Gaynor 1954: 209
PEI, Mario A. & GAYNOR, Frank. (1954) A Dictionary of Linguistics. New York : Philosophical Library.

Pike & Pike 1982: 3
PIKE, Kenneth L. & PIKE, Evelyn G. (1982) Grammatical Analysis. Dallas: SIL & UTA. (TA)

Pike, K. 1967: 365ff. (also "emic syllable", "etic syllable", "syllable pulse"), 410-412
PIKE, Kenneth L. (1967) Language in Relation to a Unified Theory of the Structure of Human Behavior, 2nd Ed. The Hague: Mouton. (TA)

Quirk etal. 1985: 1357
QUIRK, Randolph, GREENBAUM, Sidney, LEECH, Geoffrey, & SVARTNIK, Jan. (1985) A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. London: Longman.

Richards etal. 1992: 367
RICHARDS, Jack, PLATT,  J. & WEBER,  H.  (1992) Longman Dictionary of Language Teaching & Applied Linguistics. London: Longman.

Siertsema 1955: 98-99
SIERTSEMA, B. (1955) A Study of Glossematics: Critical Survey of its Fundamental Concepts. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff. (GL)

Trask 1996: 345-346 (also "syllable adjunction", "syllable-based tone", "Syllable Integrity Principle", "syllable quantity", "syllable template")
TRASK, R. L. (1996) A Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology. London: Routledge.  (PH)



English word list


  syllabic peak
  syllabic phoneme
  syllabic stress
  syllable break
  (syllable) margin
  (syllable) nucleus
  syllable sign
  syllable structure
  syllable weight
  syllable-timed language


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