LINGUIST List 30.2952

Tue Jul 30 2019

Books: Gemination and degemination in English affixation: Ben Hedia

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Date: 30-Jul-2019
From: Sebastian Nordhoff <Sebastian.Nordhofflangsci-press.org>
Subject: Gemination and degemination in English affixation: Ben Hedia
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Title: Gemination and degemination in English affixation
Subtitle: Investigating the interplay between morphology, phonology and phonetics
Series Title: Studies in Laboratory Phonology
Published: 2019
Publisher: Language Science Press
                http://langsci-press.org

Book URL: http://langsci-press.org/catalog/book/221

Author: Sonia Ben Hedia
Electronic: ISBN: 9783961101887 Pages: 347 Price: Europe EURO 0 Comment: Open Access
Abstract:

In English, phonological double consonants only occur across morphological boundaries, for example, in affixation (e.g. in unnatural, innumerous). There are two possibilities for the phonetic realization of these morphological geminates: Either the phonological double is realized with a longer duration than a phonological singleton (gemination), or it is of the same duration as a singleton consonant (degemination).

The present book provides the first large-scale empirical study on the gemination with the five English affixes un-, locative in-, negative in-, dis- and -ly. Using corpus and experimental data, the predictions of various approaches to the morpho-phonological and the morpho-phonetic interface are tested. By finding out which approach can account best for the gemination pattern of English affixed words, important implications about the interplay between morphology, phonology and phonetics are drawn.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Phonetics
                            Phonology

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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