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1. Amanda Miller ,
Grounding Ju|'hoansi Root Phonotactics: The phonetics of the guttural OCP and other acoustic modulations
Message 1: Grounding Ju|'hoansi Root Phonotactics: The phonetics of the guttural OCP and other acoustic modulations
From: Amanda Miller <amillerling.osu.edu>
Subject: Grounding Ju|'hoansi Root Phonotactics: The phonetics of the guttural OCP and other acoustic modulations
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Institution: Ohio State University
Program: Department of Linguistics
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2001
Author: Amanda L. Miller
Dissertation Title: Grounding Ju|'hoansi Root Phonotactics: The phonetics of the guttural OCP and other acoustic modulations
Marjorie K. M. Chan
Mary Esther Beckman
This dissertation describes several strong phonotactic constraints that
operate over the root in the Khoisan language Ju|'hoansi via patterns
examined over a recorded database collected and re-transcribed for 6
speakers balanced for gender. Functional bases for the constraints
described are suggested, calling on language specific strategies that are
expected to assist listeners in parsing the root, as well as a universal
perceptual constraint that requires sufficient contrast in paradigmatic
relationships. The results of a single acoustic case study that provides
more detailed grounding of the guttural OCP constraint in the voice quality
cues associated with guttural consonants and vowels is also provided.
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