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Journal Title: Phonology
Volume/Issue:   22/2
Date: August 2005
Table of Contents: The emergence of the trochaic foot in Hebrew hypocoristics
by Outi Bat-El
pp 115-143

The binarity effect in Kosraean reduplication
by Robert Kennedy
pp 145-168

Ambivalence and ambiguity in laterals and nasals
by Jeff Mielke
pp 169-203

Stress, tone and discourse prominence in the CuraƧao dialect of Papiamentu
by Bert Remijsen, Vincent J. van Heuven
pp 205-235

Phonological and phonetic aspects of whistled languages
by Annie Rialland
pp 237-271

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
 
LL Issue: 16.3306