Poetic subcorpus: prosodic marking

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  • Z.M. Bazarbayeva The Institute of Linguistics named after A.Baitursunuly
  • A.B. Srailova Kazakh Ablai khan University of International Relations and World Languages
  • Zh.T. Zhumabayeva The Institute of Linguistics named after A.Baitursunuly


poetic subcorpus, sintagma, prosodic marking, spoken speech, corpus linguistics, annotation, meta-marking


This article is dedicated to describing the prosodic marking of poetic texts in the Kazakh language. Prosodic marking of a text involves segmenting it into syntagmas, marking syntagmas into rhythmic groups, and marking the intonation type of syntagmas according to specific rules. The term 'syntagma' refers to an independent, intonationally meaningful part of a phrase or the entire phrase itself. Establishing the boundaries of syntagmas affects the conveyance of semantic content and the type of intoneme. When dividing the text into syntagmas, it is crucial not to place the boundary of a syntagma where it may disrupt the meaningful perception of speech. Specific rules of syntagmatic segmentation, which is based on punctuation and phonetic analysis of the text, are employed to establish the boundaries of syntagmas in natural speech. Therefore, the findings of prosodic analysis showed that poetic discourse in Kazakh language, as in other Turkic languages, is based on a syllabic structure, where a stable number of syllables per line is a necessary condition for the existence of rhythm. The prosodic marking of poetic subcorpora indicates that prosodic elements serve as a means of expressing punctuation marks in oral speech.




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Bazarbayeva, Z. ., Srailova, A. ., & Zhumabayeva, Z. (2024). Poetic subcorpus: prosodic marking. Bulletin of L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University. PHILOLOGY Series, 146(1), 49–57. Retrieved from https://bulphil.enu.kz/index.php/main/article/view/761