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Title: Selected Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Edited By: Manuel Díaz-Campos
URL: http://www.lingref.com/cpp/lasp/2/index.html
Series Title: Cascadilla Proceedings Project

This volume contains 11 papers selected from the 2nd Conference on
Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonetics and Phonology, which was held at
Indiana University in September 2004. The papers are organized into thre
sections: segmental analysis, intonation and stress, and second language
acquisition and pedagogy. In addition to the hardback edition, the
abstracts and the complete papers in PDF format can be read at


Manuel Díaz-Campos
Introduction, v-viii

Part 1: Segmental Analysis

Travis G. Bradley
Phonetic Realizations of /sr/ Clusters in Latin American Spanish, 1-13

Ryan Shosted and Beatriz Willgohs
Nasals Unplugged: The Aerodynamics of Nasal De-occlusivization in Spanish,

Laura Colantoni
Increasing Periodicity to Reduce Similarity: An Acoustic Account of
Deassibilation in Rhotics, 22-34

Geoffrey Stewart Morrison
Methodological Issues in L2 Perception Research and Vowel Spectral Cues in
Spanish Listeners' Perception of Word-Final /t/ and /d/ in Spanish, 35-47

Carlos Julio Ramírez
Acoustic and Perceptual Characterization of the Epenthetic Vowel between
the Clusters Formed by Consonant + Liquid in Spanish, 48-61

Part 2: Intonation and Stress

Erin O'Rourke
The Direction of Inflection: Downtrends and Uptrends in Peruvian Spanish
Broad Focus Declaratives, 62-74

Timothy L. Face
Rethinking Spanish L*+H and L+H*, 75-84

Claudia Enbe, Jorge Gurlekian, and Yishai Tobin
A Laboratory Analysis of Suprasegmental Features in Normal and Pathological
Speech of Buenos Aires Spanish According to the Theory of Phonology as
Human Behavior, 85-103

Marta Ortega-Llebaria
Phonetic Cues to Stress and Accent in Spanish, 104-118

Part 3: Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy

Terrell A. Morgan
On the Teaching of Spanish Pronunciation, 119-130

Holly J. Nibert
The Acquisition of the Phrase Accent by Beginning Adult Learners of Spanish
as a Second Language, 131-148

This volume has been published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, an
imprint of Cascadilla Press. Proceedings from Cascadilla Proceedings
Project are published in library binding. There is also free web access to
all of the papers in the proceedings through our web site at lingref.com.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cascadilla Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1574734113
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 148
Prices: U.S. $ 180.00