#Prosody and intonation. Utterance prosody and its linguistic functions.
Functions of utterance prosody: 1. Constitutive (structural) - constitutes separate units into prosodic entities; includes integrative (связывающая) and delimitative (расчленяющая) functions; 2. Stylistic - each functional style and each function of speech has its own characteristics in melody, tempo, loudness, voice quality, pause. Official style - frequent use of the gradually descending scale, greater degree of loudness, slower tempo of speech; colloquial style - lowered degree of loudness, great number of hesitation pauses; 3. Aesthetic - general impression from the person's speech; 4. Social - gives information about gender, age, education, place of living.