Text, rhythm and metrical form in an Aboriginal song series

Turpin, Myfany (2008). Text, rhythm and metrical form in an Aboriginal song series. In: Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2008) incorporating the 12th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST2008). 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2008) incorporating the 12th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST 2008), Brisbane, Australia, (96-98). 22-26 September 2008.

Author Turpin, Myfany
Title of paper Text, rhythm and metrical form in an Aboriginal song series
Conference name 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2008) incorporating the 12th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST 2008)
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 22-26 September 2008
Convener Denis Burnham
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2008) incorporating the 12th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST2008)
Journal name Interspeech 2008: 9th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association 2008
Place of Publication Baixas, France
Publisher International Speech Communication Association
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9781615673780
ISSN 1990-9772
Start page 96
End page 98
Total pages 3
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Setting words to (musical) rhythm is an attempt to match rhythmic positions and syllables in an aesthetically appealing manner. In English songs acceptability is based on two separate but interactive judgments: matching stress with metrically strong positions, and matching prosodic constituents with rhythmic constituents [1]. This paper investigates a genre of Aboriginal songs and finds that while prosodic and rhythmic constituents match, there is no requirement to match stress. Instead, the placement of syllables is conditioned by a caesura (word boundary rule) and a hierarchy whereby rhythmical units with fewer notes must not precede ones with more.
Subjects E1
200319 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages
200408 Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
950203 Languages and Literature
Keyword Metrics
Poetics
Aboriginal songs
Australian languages
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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