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Journal Title: Phonology
Volume/Issue:   29/1
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Lenition, fortition and the status of plosive affrication: the case of spontaneous RP English /t/
by Emanuela Buizza, Leendert Plug
pp 1-38

Questioning the universality of the syllable: evidence from Japanese
by Laurence Labrune
pp 113-152

Asymmetries in the intonation system of the tonal dialect of Maastricht Limburgish
by Carlos Gussenhoven
pp 39-79

Phonotactics as phonology: knowledge of a complex restriction in Dutch
by René Kager, Joseph V Pater
pp 81-111

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology
Typology
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
Japanese
Limburgish
 
LL Issue: 23.4031