“ST. CYRIL AND ST. METHODIUS” UNIVERSITY OF VELIKO TARNOVO - UNIVERSITY PRESS

On the Intonation Contour of the Subjest Clauses


Authors:
Vladislav Marinov St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Pages: 369-380

Abstract:

The paper discusses the intonation contours of the complex sentences with subject clauses in Bulgarian. It shows that there exists partial similarity between the intonation contours of some complex sentences with subject clauses and with modifier clauses. A conclusion is made that when the subject clause is introduced by the relative „който“ (“who”), in the intersentential area between the two sentences a pause occurs that probably marks the missing subject. In cases when the subordinate clause is postpositioned and introduced by the subordinators „да“ (“to”), „че“ (“that”) and „как“ (“how”), the whole complex sentence is formed as a one-component phrase and pronounced without a pause.

Keywords:

subject clause, intonation contour, phonetics, syntax

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