Phonological Analysis of Isochrony in English Speech
This study aims at illustrating the concept of isochrony ,determination its phonological units , emphasizing the existence and the role of this phenomenon.
Isochrony refers to the occurrence of stressed syllables at equal time intervals through an utterance. This term is used to specify the rhythm features.
Many experiments have been applied by the specialists to find a vivid clue about the presence of isochrony in production. They found modicum assent about the actuality of its principles. They assure its existence at perceptual level.
The term ''perceptual isochrony'' includes a role in two significant psycholinguistic styles ''underlying spoken'' and written word comprehension , which are word segmentation and lexical access .Isochrony cannot be neglected because it forms the standard of rhythmic system of English.
Finally, there is a relationship between isochrony and syntax because the reading of ambiguous sentence requires accurate effort and attention to the meaning during the time of reading.