LINGUIST List 14.1439

Tue May 20 2003

Qs: Hearing Loss; 'Moravcsik'

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  1. Rudolph C Troike, Q: Hearing loss and language-specific phonology
  2. Leonor Santos, How to pronounce 'Moravcsik'

Message 1: Q: Hearing loss and language-specific phonology

Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 00:07:16 -0700 (MST)
From: Rudolph C Troike <rtroikeU.Arizona.EDU>
Subject: Q: Hearing loss and language-specific phonology


	When hearing loss occurs, it typically first of all affects
the higher frequencies, causing difficulty in perceptually
distinguishing fricatives such as [f], [s], [x], etc. The resulting
information loss increases difficulty in comprehension of spoken
input.
	Since languages differ in their phonemic/phonetic inventory,
and the grammatical significance thereof (e.g., the functions marked
by -/s/ in English), it would seem a priori that information loss
would occur differentially for individuals with hearing loss depending
on the language they use. Is this a question that has been asked and
answered before? It would seem to be a ripe topic for some
controllable cross-linguistic research.

	Rudy Troike
	Dept. of English
	University of Arizona
	<rtroikeu.arizona.edu>
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Message 2: How to pronounce 'Moravcsik'

Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 12:58:09 +0000
From: Leonor Santos <leonormsig.com.br>
Subject: How to pronounce 'Moravcsik'

Dear All,

Can you help me in this rather odd predicament? I need to know how I
should pronounce 'Moravcsik' (Julius Moravcsik, that is).

Thanks in advance,

Leonor 
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