Philology Matters


The article provides a comparative analysis of the peculiarities of intonation in English and Uzbek, which is the dominant means of the actual division of the sentence. The views of the linguists, who have researched the issue, are given. The importance of certain prosodic means of intonation in the languages compared is also illustrated by relevant examples from the literature. In particular, both logical and emphatic stress have the peculiarity of usage in both languages, and it has been proven that they load semantic or expressive prominence on a particular sentence unit, forming the intonation center of the sentence, a rheme group. In addition to the above units, there are a number of prosodic devices that appear in both languages in different ways as there are different links in terms of quantitative indications of them; each of these links is unique in forming predicative units, and they are regarded as the intonation constructions of the sentence. It is also emphasized that each of these intonation constructions and their variants are intertwined with the communicative aspect of the sentence, which is one of the most important tasks of the Uzbek and English communicative and corpus linguistics, which is developing currently. In general, it is revealed that intonation, as an external form of speech, is the determining factor signifying the speaker`s / narrator's communicative purpose in discourse.

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