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Accent

Laurence Labrune.

in The Phonology of Japanese

February 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology. 32254 words.

Tôkyô Japanese has been described as a pitch accent system which contains tonic and atonic words,and has been extensively described and analysed both in and outside Japan. After presenting...

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Accent in Japanese Phonology

Haruo Kubozono.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Language Families; Phonetics and Phonology. 8706 words.

The word accent system of Tokyo Japanese might look quite complex with a number of accent patterns and rules. However, recent research has shown that it is not as complex as has been...

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Acquisition of Comparatives and Degree Constructions

Kristen Syrett.

in The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Linguistics

July 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Language Acquisition; Phonetics and Phonology. 15983 words.

This chapter looks at the acquisition of comparatives from formal, theoretical, and cross-linguistic perspectives. It begins by reviewing children’s aberrations from adults in the form of...

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The acquisition of long consonants in Norwegian

Elinor Payne, Brechtje Post, Nina Gram Garmann and Hanne Gram Simonsen.

in The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology; Linguistics. 13595 words.

This study investigated the nature and acquisition of long consonants in Norwegian. By age 2;6 children already differentiate between [V:C] vs [VC:] structures in their own productions and,...

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All Speech is Expression-Based

Mark Tatham and Katherine Morton.

in Expression in Speech

October 2003; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology. 8854 words.

This chapter discusses neutral speech and expressive speech. A model is presented which proposes that all speech is expressive, and that speaking occurs within an expression wrapper....

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Allomorphy, morphophonemics, and phonological levels

Kristján Árnason.

in The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

August 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology. 13821 words.

The chapter starts by giving an overview of lexical and postlexical effects in some Icelandic paradigms. Vocalic patterns due to historical ablaut and umlaut are shown to be prominent in...

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Amphichronic Explanation and the Life Cycle of Phonological Processes

Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Phonology

P ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Phonetics and Phonology. 12341 words.

In amphichronic phonology, synchronic and diachronic explanation feed each other. The architecture of grammar predicts the possible modes of implementation of phonological change (including...

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The analysis of Northern Romance vowel length

Michele Loporcaro.

in Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

July 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Phonetics and Phonology. 9512 words.

Chapter 4 considers the different accounts of the rise of contrastive vowel length in Northern Romance which have been put forward both in the dialectological literature and in studies in...

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Analyzing the ONZE data as evidence for sound change

Jennifer Hay.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of English

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Phonetics and Phonology. 1164 words.

Launched in 1989, when Elizabeth Gordon became aware of the existence of a set of recordings of early New Zealand English, the Origins of New Zealand English Project (ONZE) provides a...

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The anatomical and physiological basis of human speech production: adaptations and exaptations

Ann MacLarnon.

in The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution

November 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Phonetics and Phonology; Cognitive Linguistics. 4823 words.

This article provides details on human speech production involving a range of physical features, which may have evolved as specific adaptations for this purpose. All mammalian vocalizations...

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