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The Nature of English Word 
Stress 
Complied by Lisa Bolharova
Outline 
 Definition & Parameters of word stress 
 4 factors which make a syllable prominent 
 Types of WS in different...
Word Stress is the singling out of one or more 
syllables in a word, which is accompanied by the 
change of the force of u...
Stress is studied from the 
point of view of 
Production Perception 
Stressed syllables 
are recognized as 
such because t...
Factors which make a syllable prominent 
Loudness - stressed syllable seems louder 
than unstressed 
Length of the sylla...
Types of Word Stress 
Dynamic or force stress (intensity of articulation); 
Musical or tonic stress (pitch or musical to...
 In Scandinavian languages lexical stress is 
considered to be both dynamic and musical. 
 In Japanese, Chinese, Vietnam...
Conclusion 
Word Stress is the singling out of one or more 
syllables in a word. Stress can be studied from the 
point of ...
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  1. 1. The Nature of English Word Stress Complied by Lisa Bolharova
  2. 2. Outline  Definition & Parameters of word stress  4 factors which make a syllable prominent  Types of WS in different languages  Peculiarities of English word stress  Peculiarities of word stress in other languages
  3. 3. Word Stress is the singling out of one or more syllables in a word, which is accompanied by the change of the force of utterance, pitch of the voice, qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the sound which is usually a vowel. Analysis of WS is carried out according to the parameters: The nature of English word-stress;  Its degree and syllabic location;  Its functions;  Basic stress patterns of the English words
  4. 4. Stress is studied from the point of view of Production Perception Stressed syllables are recognized as such because they are more prominent than unstressed Speakers use more muscular energy while producing stressed syllables
  5. 5. Factors which make a syllable prominent Loudness - stressed syllable seems louder than unstressed Length of the syllables Pitch of the syllable Quality when compared with neighboring vowels
  6. 6. Types of Word Stress Dynamic or force stress (intensity of articulation); Musical or tonic stress (pitch or musical tone); Quantitative and qualitative stress. English stress is dynamic, implying the greater force for pronouncing a syllable. The hierarchy of acoustic cues contains pitch, duration, intensity and the segmental quality.
  7. 7.  In Scandinavian languages lexical stress is considered to be both dynamic and musical.  In Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and other oriental languages – musical or tonic. Russian stress is differ from English. Russian vowels of full formation and full-length are never pronounced in unstressed position.
  8. 8. Conclusion Word Stress is the singling out of one or more syllables in a word. Stress can be studied from the point of view of production and perception. Loudness, pitch, length and quality are four factors making a syllable prominent. Word Stress has the following types as dynamic, musical, quantitative or qualitative.
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