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Phonetic and Phonological Aspects of Geminate Timing

Book Description

Using acoustic studies of Bernese, Hungarian, Levantine Arabic and Madurese, the author argues that differences in geminate timing are ultimately correlated with whether a language is syllable-or mora-timed.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics
  3. Full Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. List of abbreviations
  8. List of symbols
  9. Chapter 1. Introduction
    1. 1.1 Overview of the topic
    2. 1.2 Phonological representation of geminates
    3. 1.3 Phonetic studies of geminates
    4. 1.4 Timing models
    5. 1.5 Organization and principal claims
  10. Chapter 2. General methodology
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 Compilation of word lists
    3. 2.3 Recording of speakers
    4. 2.4 Digitization and storage of data
    5. 2.5 Measurements and segmentation
    6. 2.6 Analysis
  11. Chapter 3. Bernese
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Bernese phonology
    3. 3.3 Acoustic study: Background and methodology
    4. 3.4 Results
    5. 3.5 Word-initial stops
    6. 3.6 Summary and conclusion
  12. Chapter 4. Cross-language study: Phonological overview
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Levantine Arabic
    3. 4.3 Hungarian
    4. 4.4 Madurese
    5. 4.5 Summary and conclusion
  13. Chapter 5. Cross-language study: Acoustic investigations
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Levantine Arabic
    3. 5.3 Hungarian
    4. 5.4 Madurese
    5. 5.5 Summary and conclusion
  14. Chapter 6. Suprasegmental timing
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Bernese
    3. 6.3 Levantine Arabic
    4. 6.4 Hungarian
    5. 6.5 Madurese
    6. 6.6 Summary and conclusion
  15. Chapter 7. An integrated timing model
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Durational differences between singletons and geminates
    3. 7.3 Moraic primacy effects and durational stability
    4. 7.4 Implications for phonological representation
    5. 7.5 An integrated timing model
    6. 7.6 Future directions
  16. Appendix 1. Bernese word list
  17. Appendix 2. Levantine word list
  18. Appendix 3. Hungarian word list
  19. Appendix 4. Madurese word list
  20. References
  21. Index