The Phonetics and Phonology of Gutturals: A Case Study from Ju|'hoansi

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Taylor & Francis, Sep 18, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 208 pages
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This book is the first detailed investigation and description of phonotactic sound patterns affecting Khoesan click consonant inventories. It also includes the first quantitive study of phonation types in Khoesan languages, and the first study of phonation types associated with pharyngeal consonants all around. Although bases of OCP constraints have been presumed to be perceptual, this is the first quantitive study showing the acoustic basis of a particular OCP constraint in a specific language.

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Amanda Miller-Ockhuizen is an Assistant Professor within the Linguistics Department at Cornell University, and the Director of the Cornell Phonetics Lab. She has published articles on the phonetics and phonology click consonants, as well as the phonetics and phonology of guttural consonants and vowels in Khoesan languages.

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