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9 Stress Notes

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1 Learning Objective(s)
By the end of the lesson, you will be able to l describe the stress pattern of a word.

2 Segment l

It is a unit of sound that can be identified in a speech stream.

3 Suprasegmental l

It extends over more than one segment, such as rhythm, stress, and intonation.

4 Stress l

It is the emphasis given to a syllable in a word.

5 Features of Stressed Syllables l l l l l

Increase in loudness
Higher pitch (higher frequency)
Increase in tempo (longer)
Stronger rhythmic beat (greater intensity)
Full vowel (i.e. strong form, no reduction)

6 Stress Symbol l

The symbol ( ˈ ) is used to indicate a stressed syllable.


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