Курсовая Работа "The Accentual Structure of English Words" Essay

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Contents Introduction………………………………………………………………………....3 1 English stress as a phenomenon………………………………………………..…5 1.1 The nature of word stress and prominence………………………………….....7 1.2 The placement of word stress……………………………………………….…..9 2 Degrees of stress and tendencies …………..…………………………………..10 2.1 The typology of accentual structure……….………..………………...……....13 2.2 Functional aspect of word stress and accenteme……………………………...17 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………….23 List of used literature……………………………………………………………....24 Introduction In this course paper our attention will be focused on the accentual patterns of English words. The sequence of syllables in the word is not pronounced identically. The syllable or syllables which are uttered with more prominence than the other syllables of the word are said to be stressed or accented. The correlation of varying prominences of syllables in a word is understood as the accentual structure of the word or its stress pattern. R.I. Avanesov considers the variability in the placement of the Russian word stress an individual sign of every particular word which presents a difficulty for foreign learners and sometimes for the natives. It is interesting to note that Russian word stress may have stylistic distinction and poetic usage, cf. молодéц — мóлодец, девúца - дéвица, шéлковый —шелкóвый. In the 1st chapter English stress will be regarded. It is common knowledge that sounds of speech have different degrees of sonority. Vowels are more sonorous than consonants. Open vowels are more sonorous than close ones. The `quantitative and qualitative components of word stress they are also significant. In the 1.1 point the nature of word stress and prominence will be said. According to A.C.Gimson,

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