Definition of accentology
: the study of accentuation in language : a system of accentuation in a particular language The book also gives a bibliography, listing key books and articles of interest to students of Serbo-Croatian accentology. — Thomas J. Butler, General Linguistics, 1972
accentological\ˌak-ˌsen-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ play adjective accentological studies
accentologist\ˌak-ˌsen-ˈtä-lə-jist\ play noun, plural
accentologistsVarious accentologists have told me how hard it is to teach native speakers to become aware of the prosodic distinctions in their own dialects and thereby to teach them to read and write accented materials for any purpose. — Horace G. Lunt, Language, September 1970
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