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I was wondering if there is any information about tongue twisters:
if specific phonemes cause confusion, if only certain phonemes can
be interchanged, etc. I need information from credible sources. Thank
you for your time and help!
To quote David Stampe on Linguist List (http://linguistlist.org/issues/2/2-227.html#1):
<dd>"The state of the art paper [on tongue twisters] is still Larry Schourup's
<dd>'Unique New York Unique New York Unique New York', in <i>Papers from the
Ninth Regional Meeting, Chicago Linguistic Society</i> (CLS 9) 1973. C. Corum et al
<dd>complete with typological sampler (even the Hare Krishna mantra!), bibliography,
and a prosodic/phonological theory of tongue twisters almost general enough to
predict the torque implicit in <b>any</b> utterance."
Larry's paper was also mentioned in Arnold Zwicky's Blog: http://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/tongue-twisters/
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