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Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

By Michele Loporcaro

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Letter Writing and Language Change

Edited By Anita Auer, Daniel Schreier, and Richard J. Watts

This book "challenges the assumption that there is only one 'legitimate' and homogenous form of English or of any other language" and "supports the view of different/alternative histories of the English language and will appeal to readers who are skeptical of 'standard' language ideology."


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Title: Do we need a symbol for a central open vowel?
Author: William J. Barry
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Homepage: http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/~wbarry/
Institution: Saarland University
Author: Jürgen Trouvain
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Homepage: http://www.phonetik-buero.de
Linguistic Field: Phonetics
Abstract: The present discussion re-opens an old issue that was ‘officially discussed’ in Kiel in 1989 but has not been offered for debate in the wider phonetic community. It is argued that there is a logical and practical gap in the present IPA vowel chart. The lack of a central open vowel is unsatisfactory, in particular because more languages have a single open vowel with an apparently more central than fronted or backed quality. Arguments and suggestions for a number of alternative solutions to the problem are presented for discussion.

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This article appears IN Journal of the International Phonetic Association Vol. 38, Issue 3, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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