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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Handbook of the Syllable
Edited By: Charles E. Cairns
Eric Raimy
Series Title: Brill's Handbooks in Linguistics

The Handbook of the Syllable approaches the study of the phonology and
phonetics of the syllable with theoretical, empirical and methodological
heterogeneity as its guiding principle. Since the mid-nineteenth century,
scholars in the phonetic and phonological sciences have found it convenient
to refer to the syllable, but definitions are scarce and none apply to all
areas where the syllable is frequently invoked. The Handbook’s seventeen
chapters focus on empirical studies of the syllable by presenting both new
data and new kinds of data. The work addresses the syllable in phonology,
phonetics, experimental psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, diachronic
linguistics, and orthography. It is a seminal reference book for
researchers exploring any empirical area where the notion of “the syllable”
is invoked.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Writing Systems
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004187405
Pages: 483
Prices: U.S. $ 241