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Journal Title: Journal of the International Phonetic Association
Volume/Issue:   36/1
Date: 2006
Table of Contents: Prominence in Tamil
by Elinor Keane
pp 1-20

Michael Ashby & John Maidment, Introducing Phonetic Science (Introductions to Language and Linguistics). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Pp. 230. ISBN: 0-52-1004969 (pbk)
reviewed by David M. Howard
pp 103-103

Donka Minkova, Alliteration and Sound Change in Early English (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 101). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Pp. xx + 400. ISBN 0 521 57317 3
reviewed by Thomas C. Purnell
pp 104-106

Gayo
by Domenyk Eades, John Hajek
pp 107-115

The Dialect of Hasselt
by pp 117-124

Jamaican Creole
by Otelemate G. Harry
pp 125-131

International Phonetic Association News
by pp 133-135

The Effect of Pitch Span on Intonational Plateaux
by Rachael-Anne Knight, Francis J. Nolan
pp 21-38

Vocalic Context as a Condition for Nasal Coda Emergence: aerodynamic evidence
by pp 39-58

The Phonetic Motivation for Phonological Stop Assibilation
by Tracy Alan Hall, Silke Hamann, Marzena ┼╗ygis
pp 59-81

Non-durational Indices in Italian Geminate Consonants
by Elinor M. Payne
pp 83-95

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Subject Language(s): English
Gayo
Creole English, Jamaican
Tamil
 
LL Issue: 17.2373