Prosody (definition)

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Prosody covers a wide variety of facts and phenomena related to stress, intonation, rhythm, and phrasing. Phonologically, prosody is the description of suprasegmental units like feet, syllables, and moras and the concepts associated with those units; phonetically, prosody involves parameters like duration, amplitude, and formant frequencies. Prosody is known to help with the organization and planning of speech and provide cues during language acquisition and speech processing.

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