[RNLD] pitch metpahor

Alexander König Alexander.Koenig at MPI.NL
Fri Jun 6 07:30:47 UTC 2014

On 06/06/14 05:53, Christina Eira wrote:
> has anyone written/come across a good description of the metaphors by
> which many languages characterise pitch as on a 'high-low' continuum?
> (or if you can write 2 sentences or dot points that cover it that's good
> too!)
> i know there are also languages which use a different continuum, such as
> thick-thin, but i'm after a convincing (preferably non-technical)
> explanation of the derivation of high-low

I know that someone at our institute has written a PhD thesis recently
on that


If you want to contact her, she is working in Cologne now.



Alexander König
Archive Manager, The Language Archive (TLA)
MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, NL
room 604 | tel. +31-(0)24-3521-490

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