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Block Seminar 2024 | Session 1, Introduction

Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dodd 247, 315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Topics: What is prosody, and what is a prosodic system?

— Why ask “what we know and what we would like to know?”

— Evidence on historical word prominence

— Some examples of long-term stability


Suggested readings:

(a) Minkova, D. 2013. ‘Reconstructing stress in Old and Middle English’. In M. Krug and J. Schlüter (eds), Research methods in language variation and change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 260–77. [YRL; P120.V37 R47 2013]

(b) Dieu, É. 2022. Traité d’accentuation grecque. Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Innsbruck, 1–14. or https://search.library.ucla.edu/permalink/01UCS_LAL/192ecse/cdi_hal_primary_oai_HAL_hal_03763510v1 (hard copy)

(c) Gunkel, D. 2023. ‘Musical evidence for low boundary tones in ancient Greek’. Greek and Roman musical studies 11(2): 231–84.

To facilitate discussion, please send Professor Probert an email (philomen.probert@wolfson.ox.ac.uk) by 9 p.m. on the day before the seminar if possible, with a note (however brief) of something you found interesting in this reading.


Apr 15
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Dodd 247
315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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