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Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

By Michele Loporcaro

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Letter Writing and Language Change

Edited By Anita Auer, Daniel Schreier, and Richard J. Watts

This book "challenges the assumption that there is only one 'legitimate' and homogenous form of English or of any other language" and "supports the view of different/alternative histories of the English language and will appeal to readers who are skeptical of 'standard' language ideology."


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Title: From 'thump' and 'swish' to 'this' and 'that': Sound symbolism in deictic modifiers
Paper URL: www.geocities.com/wirusansan/Sound.pdf
Author: Alastair Wilson
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Institution: Université de Neuchâtel
Linguistic Field: Typology
Abstract: This BA dissertation tests the hypothesis that proximal deictics favour /i/-type vowels where distals favour /u/- or /a/-type vowels, by constructing a 50 language sample and analyzing the typological distribution of the vowels present in the relevant deictics. This intends to correct previous studies, which have overemphasized standard average European languages and underemphasized Papuan languages when testing this hypothesis.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
URL: www.geocities.com/wirusansan/Sound.pdf


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