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Prosodic change and language contact

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 July 2004

Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of Sheffield, 5 Shearwood Road, Sheffield, S10 2TD, UK, E-mail:


Using evidence from first-hand experimental work and existing studies, Colantoni and Gurlekian take a tentative but encouraging step towards exploring the role of contact in explaining intonational change. Their central question is whether Buenos Aires Spanish intonation is distinctive relative to other varieties of Spanish; and if so, whether that distinctiveness is due to contact with Italian.

Research Article
© Cambridge University Press 2004

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