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Book: Phonology in Systemic Functional Linguistics

Chapter: What are the Choices? Phonological Resources

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.38989


The three systems of intonation —TONALITY, TONICITY and TONE— constitute the tools of analysis. They represent the options available to speakers to make systemic meaning choices. In this chapter, the phonological resources that make up these systems will be described.

Chapter Contributors

  • Lucía Inés Rivas ( - lrivas) 'National University of La Pampa, Argentina'