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Query:   Consonant Effects on Pitch
Author:  Jason Brown
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Phonetics

Summary:   Regarding query: http://www.linguistlist.org/issues/16/16-1804.html#2

Dear Linguists,

Thanks to everyone who responded to my query about the effects that various
consonant types have on pitch in different languages. The kind individuals
who responded include:

John Davis
Laura Downing
Susan Guion
Michael Marlo
Katie Schack
Takahito Shinya
Ian Wilson

The references that they directed me to include:

Bradshaw, Mary M. 1999. A crosslinguistic study of consonant-tone
interaction. Ph.D. dissertation, Ohio State University.

Downing, Laura J. & Bryan Gick. 2001. Voiceless tone depressors in Nambya
and Botswana Kalang’a. In Proceedings of the 27th meeting of the Berkeley
Linguistics Society, Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley. 1-11.

Guion, Susan G. and Ratree P. Wayland. 2004. Aerodynamic coarticulation in
sound change or How onset trills can condition a falling tone. In
Proceedings of the 2003 Texas Linguistics Society Conference, ed. Augustine
Agwuele, Willis Warren, and Sang-Hoon Park, 107-115.Somerville, MA:
Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Maddieson, Ian. 1997. Phonetic universals. In The Handbook of Phonetic
Sciences, ed W. Hardcastle and J. Laver. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 619-639.

Schack, Katrina. 2003. Tonal phonology in Kam. M.A. thesis, University of
Texas at Arlington.

Kingston, John & Randy L. Diehl. 1994. Phonetic knowledge. Language 70:419-454.

Wayland, R.P. & Guion, S.G. To appear. Sound changes following the loss of
/r/ in Khmer: A new tonogenetic mechanism? Mon-Khmer Studies.

And of course, the references cited within these sources.

Thanks again for everyone's help!
Jason Brown

LL Issue: 16.1958
Date Posted: 24-Jun-2005
Original Query: Read original query


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