Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Sorry About That

By Edwin L. Battistella

Sorry About That "explores why we apologize or don't and how our apologies succeed or fail."


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Sociolinguistics from the Periphery

By Sari Pietikäinen, Alexandra Jaffe, Helen Kelly-Holmes, Nik Coupland

Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users"


Book Information

   
Sun Image

Title: An Experimental View of the Dutch Syllable
Written By: Juliette Waals
URL: http://www.hagpub.com
Description:

This study provides a description of the syllable in Dutch from a phonological and a phonetic point of view. The central hypothesis of this thesis is the Metrical Segment Duration Hypothesis by which it is assumed that the relative durations of segments are a reflection of (phonological) syllable constituency. The thesis reports on a series of experiments which focus on the durations of consonants and consonant clusters at the word-onset, the word-coda and in intervocalic position. Phonological assumptions concerning the hierarchical nature of word-onsets and word-codas, and assumptions concerning the location of syllable breaks, are confirmed to a considerable degree by the results of these experiments. However, the durationally motivated hierarchies differ from the phonological hierarchies. Also, language-specific phonological rules seem to be phonetically overruled by universal principles.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher:
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Subject Language(s): Dutch
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9055690635
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 158pp
Prices: NLG 48.00