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Title: An Experimental View of the Dutch Syllable
Written By: Juliette Waals

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
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Subject Language(s): Dutch
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9055690635
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 158pp
Prices: NLG 48.00