accentology

noun ac·cent·ol·o·gy \ ˌak-ˌsen-ˈtä-lə-jē \

Definition of accentology

linguistics
: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. ButlerGeneral Linguistics1972

accentological

play \ˌak-ˌsen-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
    • accentological studies

accentologist

play \ˌak-ˌsen-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun, plural accentologists
    • Various 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. LuntLanguageSeptember 1970

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Origin and Etymology of accentology

1accent +-o- +-logy (after Russian aktsentologiya or German Accentologie)


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