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Journal Title: Journal of the International Phonetic Association
Volume/Issue:   43/2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Pre-aspiration and post-aspiration in Scottish Gaelic stop consonants
by Claire Nance, Jane Stuart-Smith
pp 129-152

Style, prosodic variation, and the social meaning of intonation
by Nicholas C Henriksen
pp 153-193

Prosodic manifestations of the Effort Code in Catalan, Italian and Spanish contrastive focus
by Maria Del Mar Vanrell, Antonio Stella, Barbara Gili Fivela, Pilar Prieto
pp 195-220

Mennonite Plautdietsch (Canadian Old Colony)
by Christopher Cox, Jacob M. Driedger, Benjamin Vardell Tucker
pp 221-229

Upper Saxon (Chemnitz dialect)
by Sameer ud Dowla Khan, Constanze Weise
pp 231-241

Southeastern Pashayi
by Abd-El-Malek Lamuwal, Adam Baker
pp 243-246

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear
Pashayi, Southeast
Gaelic, Scottish
Plautdietsch
Italian
Spanish
Saxon, Upper
 
LL Issue: 24.2723