LINGUIST List 8.336

Sat Mar 8 1997

Books: Phonetics

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  1. Justin Spence, new book: phonetics

Message 1: new book: phonetics

Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 15:29:50 -0500 (EST)
From: Justin Spence <>
Subject: new book: phonetics


OBSTRUENTS IN GERMAN (Cornell Dissertation, submitted August 1996).
289 pp., spiral-bound COST: $12.00

Acoustic phonetic investigation of the opposition /p,t,k,f,s/
vs. /b,d,g,v,z/ in German, focussing on aspiration duration (in
stops), total duration (in fricatives), voicing, and F0-perturbation
as well as H1-H2 at vowel onset. An argument is made for reconsidering
the Jakobsonian feature [tense]. Stops constitute a typology between
[voice] (e.g. Russian) and [tense] (e.g. German, English), while
fricatives universally tend towards a combined use of voicing and

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