Prosodic Patterns in English Conversation

by Nigel G. Ward, Cambridge University Press, 2019

Links to Audio Examples, by Chapter

  1. Introduction
  2. Bookended Narrow Pitch Regions
  3. Downstep Constructions
  4. Creaky Voice and its Functions
  5. Perspectives on Prosody (no audio examples)
  6. Late Pitch Peak and its Functions
  7. Expressing Positive Assessment
  8. Superposition
  9. Methods
  10. From Patterns to Meanings (no audio examples)
  11. Turn-Taking Constructions
  12. Topic Management Constructions
  13. Stance-Related Constructions
  14. The Rest of English Prosody
  15. Envoi

Supplementary Information: audio example provenancedimension plots

Related Resources for ESL teachers: Lesson Plans and Sundry Related Information, Slides from the Kyoto JALT Workshop on Teaching the Prosodic Constructions of Dialog, a video