Variation and Gradience in Phonetics and Phonology

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Frank Kügler, Caroline Féry, Ruben Florentius Hendricus Eduardus van de Vijver
Walter de Gruyter, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 430 pages
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This book brings together researchers from sociolinguistics, phonetics, and phonology and provides an overview of current issues in variation and gradience in phonetics and phonology. In this book, variation at every level of phonological representation is addressed. It contributes to the growing interest in gradience and variation in theoretical phonology by combining research on the factors underlying variability and systematic quantitative results with theoretical phonological considerations.

 

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Contents

Introduction to Variation and Gradience in Phonetics and Phonology
1
Accepting unlawful variation and unnatural classes
17
Production of Russian consonants
43
A combined phonetic and phonological account
71
Prosodic conditioning vowel dynamics and sound change
99
A perception experiment with young Czech listeners
125
Patterns of lenition in Brazilian Portuguese
141
Silent onsets? An optimalitytheoretic approach to French h aspiré words
163
Lexical exceptionality in Florentine Italian troncamento
215
On the distribution of dorsals in complex and simple onsets in child German Dutch and English
247
Phonological knowledge in compensation for native and nonnative assimilation
265
The erosion of a variable process The case of ndeletion in Ripuarian and Limburg dialects of Dutch
311
Minimal morpheme expression in Dutch dialectology
351
Conversational instances of the hat pattern in Cologne German
377
A model for the quantification of pitch accent realisation
405
Backmatter
425

Gradient dorsal nasal in Northern German
185

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Frank Kügler, Caroline Féry, Ruben van de Vijver, University of Potsdam, Germany.

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