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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She was also interested in Estonian runic songs and, sjprasegmentals collaboration with Jaan Ross, published several works on this topic. During the Soviet occupation of Estonia, she helped to mediate research papers between Estonia and the free world. Return to Book Page. The emphasis of Professor Lehiste’s work is on the production and perception of suprasegmental features.

Views Read Edit View history. Ilse Lehiste finished high school in Tallinn and studied piano playing at the Conservatory. 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.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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 prosodic phenomena in languages.

Preview — Suprasegmentals by Ilse Lehiste. In she moved to the United States where she defended her second doctoral thesis — this one about linguistics — at the University of Michigan. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Languages Eesti Edit links. 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.


Ilse Lehiste 31 January — 25 December was an Estonian-born American linguistauthor of many studies in phonetics. It considers physiological mechanisms involved in producing quantity phenomena, their physical acoustic manifestation, the perceptual correlates of quantity, various phonetic phenomena connected with quantity, and the linguistic function of quantity. In American linguistics, the author points out, the term is used more or less synonymously with prosodic features.

Suprasegmentals by Ilse Lehiste.

Ilse Lehiste

Phonology Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. Her lehistd fields of research were acoustic phonetics and phonologyprosodylanguage contactsEstonian and Serbo-Croatian.

Word and Sentence Prosody in Serbocroatian. She was also co-author of books and articles and acted as editor.

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Alan rated it it supraesgmentals amazing Jun 03, Lehisre attempts to identify the phonetic conditioning factors within which the features may be manifested, then considers their linguistic functions at the word level and at the sentence level. Retrieved Mar 22, She did much to make Estonia and Estonian known in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read saving…. Nik Smith marked it as to-read May 07, In particular, she has done valuable research work on Estonian phonetics. Chapter 4 deals with the most elusive of the suprasegmental features, stress.

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Retrieved from ” https: 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. Deanna marked it as to-read Feb 10, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Haris Themistocleous added it Dec 04, By using suprasegemntals site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. May 06, Emperador Spock rated it it was amazing Shelves: In a concluding chapter Professor Lehiste evaluates the findings and considers their potential contribution to linguistic theory.

In she began her studies at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Tartu.

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Foe convenience, a chart immediately following the introductory chapter illustrates the scheme of presentation followed throughout the book. She describes observed linguistic facts, seeks to explain them, and attempts to set up predictions. Miska marked it as to-read Apr 07, Segmental and Syllabic Quantity in Estonian. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Her thesis dealt with the work of William Morrisin particular the part concerning Nordic literature. 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.

Professor Lehiste has provided substantial groundwork for further research in phonetics, including the investigation of suprasegmental sandhi effects and the role of suprasegmentals in morphophonemic rules. Ilse Lehiste wrote 11 books and almost research papers and criticism.

American Studies in Uralic Linguistics, vol.