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Features, sounds, complex sounds, and the No Contour Principle

San Duanmu

in Syllable Structure: The Limits of Variation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199267590
eISBN:
9780191708367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267590.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter reviews feature theory and discusses what speech sounds are and their representation in features and articulators. The focus is on possible and impossible complex sounds, which is ... More


Syllable Structure: The Limits of Variation

San Duanmu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199267590
eISBN:
9780191708367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267590.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

When one looks at the world's languages, it is easy to get the impression that there is a wide range of syllable patterns. But an in‐depth analysis of a selection of languages shows that the maximal ... More


Theories of syllable structure

San Duanmu

in Syllable Structure: The Limits of Variation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199267590
eISBN:
9780191708367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267590.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter reviews previous theories of syllable structure and propose a new one: the CVX theory, according to which the maximal syllable is CVX, where C, V, or X can be a complex sound. Extra ... More


English I: the maximal syllable size

San Duanmu

in Syllable Structure: The Limits of Variation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199267590
eISBN:
9780191708367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267590.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter investigates the maximal syllable size in English. It shows that given the concepts of a potential V, the affix rule, and complex sounds, the maximal syllable in English is CVX. The ... More


German

San Duanmu

in Syllable Structure: The Limits of Variation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199267590
eISBN:
9780191708367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267590.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter offers an exhaustive analysis of German words in the CELEX lexicon. It shows that given the concepts of a potential V, the affix rule, and complex sounds, the maximal syllable in German ... More


Absolute thresholds and frequency selectivity in normal and impaired hearing

Brian C. J. Moore

in Perceptual Consequences of Cochlear Damage

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198523307
eISBN:
9780191712456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523307.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Frequency selectivity refers to the ability to resolve the sinusoidal components in complex sounds. This chapter describes frequency selectivity associated with normal and impaired hearing. Methods ... More


The Neural Processing of Complex Sounds

Timothy D. Griffiths

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525202
eISBN:
9780191689314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525202.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter addresses the temporal processing of complex sounds relevant to musical analysis. Functional imaging studies, using positron emission tomography (PET), functional magnetic resonance ... More


Complex sounds

San Duanmu

in A Theory of Phonological Features

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199664962
eISBN:
9780191818004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664962.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter deals with the representation of complex sounds, which include affricates, consonant–glide (CG) units, consonant–liquid (CL) units, contour tones, pre- and post-nasalized consonants, ... More


A Theory of Phonological Features

San Duanmu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199664962
eISBN:
9780191818004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664962.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

This study determines a system of phonological features that is minimally sufficient to distinguish all consonants and vowels in the world’s languages. It differs from previous studies in several ... More


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