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Message 1: Grounding Ju|'hoansi Root Phonotactics: The phonetics of the guttural OCP and other acoustic modulations
Date: 29-Jan-2011
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

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
                            Phonology

Dissertation Director:
Elizabeth Hume
Marjorie K. M. Chan
Keith Johnson
Mary Esther Beckman

Dissertation Abstract:

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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