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The sounds of Amazonia

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Languages of the Amazon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Unlike their Andean neighbours, Amazonian languages tend to have just one liquid phoneme (frequently, a flap). Some have no liquids at all. There are usually more affricates than fricatives. A ... More


Alliteration and Assonance

David Robey

in Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184980
eISBN:
9780191674419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184980.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

What can we say about the sounds of Dante's Divine Comedy on the basis of an entirely, or almost entirely, automatic translation of the electronic text into a phonological representation: that is, ... More


Survey of Previous Works and Bibliography

Urszula Clark and Esther Asprey

in West Midlands English: Birmingham and the Black Country

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748641697
eISBN:
9780748693900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641697.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter begins with an overview of linguistic research concerning Birmingham and Black Country English. It then describes sources of information, including written texts that reflect regional ... More


Bengali geminates: Processing and representation

Sandra Kotzor, Allison Wetterlin, and Aditi Lahiri

in The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198754930
eISBN:
9780191816420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754930.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

Bengali has a robust medial geminate/singleton contrast across oral stops and nasals in five places of articulation. This chapter presents a synchronic account of the phonological system involving ... More


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