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LINGUIST List 23.2335

Wed May 16 2012

Qs: Aspiration and Altitude

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Date: 14-May-2012
From: Mark Donohue <mark.donohueanu.edu.au>
Subject: Aspiration and Altitude
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Dear linguists,

I am chasing up a reference attributed to Catford.
I have been told that he has discussed the acoustic reasons that lie behind a
perceived link between the use of aspiration to contrast plosives and the
elevation at which that language can be found (possibly in a study of
languages of the Caucasus).

Can anyone help me to find this reference?

Mark Donohue

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

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