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Vowel constancy: rate and stress

B. S. Rosner and J. B. Pickering

in Vowel Perception and Production

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521389
eISBN:
9780191706622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521389.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Speaking rate, stress, and style might affect vowel categorization. Rate does so through a rate contrast principle. Duration seems to carry the main effects of stress and style. The three variables ... More


The Languages of the Amazon

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Languages of the Amazon basin are among the most fascinating in the world. This is where one finds unusual sounds, unexpected ways of classifying nouns, elaborate positional verbs, to name just a few ... More


The semantics of the Dyirbal avoidance style: Adjectives

R. M. W. Dixon

in The Integration of Language and Society: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192845924
eISBN:
9780191938283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192845924.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Alongside the everyday speech style, Dyirbal had an avoidance style called Jalnguy, which had to be used in the presence of relatives with whom direct contact should be avoided. The two styles had ... More


Economies of Profanity: Free Speech and Varieties of Language Degradation

Michael S. Gorham

in After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452628
eISBN:
9780801470578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452628.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter turns to the ascendancy of “freedom of speech” as a dominant language ideology in post-Soviet language culture, largely a result of loosening state control of the leading technologies of ... More


Brazilian Portuguese rhotics in poem reciting: Perceptual, acoustic, and meaning-related issues

Sandra Madureira

in Romance Phonetics and Phonology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198739401
eISBN:
9780191802423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739401.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

Rhotics are diverse in nature and conditioning factors. In this work the use of Brazilian Portuguese rhotic varieties in the context of recitation of a poem by a professional actor is analyzed and ... More


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