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Tonal Proximity Relationship in the Spanish of the Canary Islands in the Light of Dialectometry

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Department of Spanish Philology and Phonetics Laboratory (S.E.G.A.I.), University of La Laguna, 38200 La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain
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Department of English and German Philology, University of La Laguna, 38200 La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain
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Languages 2019, 4(2), 29; https://doi.org/10.3390/languages4020029
Received: 22 April 2019 / Revised: 18 May 2019 / Accepted: 20 May 2019 / Published: 27 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Contemporary Perspectives in Geolinguistics and Dialectology)
Traditional linguistic geography has not dealt with issues relating to the prosodic study of languages and linguistic varieties. The international project AMPER (Atlas Multimédia Prosodique de l’Espace Roman) achieves a key milestone in this area by studying the prosody of Romance languages and varieties in order to disseminate research outcomes in the form of interactive online atlases. Using prosodic data from a wide corpus of declarative and interrogative sentences, obtained from a range of informants from the seven Canary Islands (AMPERCan), a dialectometric study was carried out with a tool especially designed within the framework of AMPER. Correlation values, dendrograms as well as multivariate analysis by means of the multidimensional scaling technique (MDS), have enabled us to establish relationships of close prosodic proximity among the Canary Islands. View Full-Text
Keywords: dialectometry; intonation; declarative and interrogative sentences; dialectology of the Canary Islands dialectometry; intonation; declarative and interrogative sentences; dialectology of the Canary Islands
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Dorta, J.; González Rodríguez, M.J. Tonal Proximity Relationship in the Spanish of the Canary Islands in the Light of Dialectometry. Languages 2019, 4, 29.

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