MisterSmearcase (mistersmearcase) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Intonation in Spanish

One of the things that made the most noticeable difference in my Russian and how it was recieved was learning the "IK" system (intonation contours.) I think intonation plus a decent accent can make up for a lot of things, perhaps makes one sound more like a competent speaker than good grammar, even.

So I'm wondering: anyone know if there's a good, practical (i.e. not someone's dissertation with lots of statistical stuff) book on Spanish intonation? Or perhaps a good book on Spanish phonetics that devotes a chapter or two to intonation?

Thanks!

[ETA: a native speaker informs me Russian has no intonation, which is just fascinating, but let's assume Spanish has.]
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