The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants by Haruo KubozonoThe Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants by Haruo Kubozono

The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants

EditorHaruo Kubozono

Hardcover | May 27, 2017

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This book is the first volume specifically devoted to the phonetics and phonology of geminate consonants, a feature of many of the world's languages including Arabic, Bengali, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Malayalam, Persian, Saami, Swiss German, and Turkish. While the contrastbetween geminate and singleton consonants has been widely studied, the phonetic manifestation and phonological nature of geminate consonants, as well as their cross-linguistic similarities and differences, are not fully understood. The volume brings together original data and novel analyses of geminate consonants in a variety of languages across the world. Experts in the field present a wide range of approaches to the study of phonological contrasts in general by introducing various experimental and non-experimentalmethodologies; they also discuss phonological contrasts in a wider context and examine the behaviour of geminate consonants in loanword phonology and language acquisition. The volume takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on experimental phonetics, theoretical phonology, speech processing,neurolinguistics, and language acquisition.
Haruo Kubozono completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 1988. He taught phonetics and phonology at Nanzan University, Osaka University of Foreign Studies, and Kobe University before moving to the National Institute for Japanese Languages and Linguistics as Professor/Director in 2010. His research interests range from speech ...
Title:The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate ConsonantsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:May 27, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Haruo Kubozono: IntroductionPART I: Production and Perception of Geminate Consonants1. Shigeto Kawahara and Melanie Pangilinan: Spectral continuity, amplitude changes, and perception of length contrasts2. Olga Dmitrieva: Production of geminate consonants in Russian: Implications for typology3. Rachid Ridouane and Pierre A. Halle: Word-initial geminates: From production to perception4. Hajime Takeyasu and Mikio Giriko: Effects of duration and phonological length of the preceding/following segments on perception of the length contrast in Japanese5. Anders Lofqvist: Articulatory coordination in long and short consonants - an effect of rhythm class?6. Elinor Payne, Brechtje Post, Nina Gram Garmann, and Hanne Gram Simonsen: The acquisition of long consonants in Norwegian7. Yukari Hirata: Second language learners' production of geminate consonants in JapanesePART II: Phonology of Geminate Consonants8. Sandra Kotzor, Allison Wetterlin, and Aditi Lahiri: Bengali geminates: processing and representation9. Lara Ehrenhofer, Adam C. Roberts, Sandra Kotzor, Allison Wetterlin and Aditi Lahiri: Asymmetric processing of consonant duration in Swiss German10. Stuart Davis: Geminates and weight manipulating phonology in Chuukese (Trukese)11. Nina Topintzi and Stuart Davis: On the weight of edge geminates12. Junko Ito, Haruo Kubozono and Armin Mester: A prosodic account of consonant gemination in Japanese loanwords13. Shin'ichi Tanaka: The relation between L2 perception and L1 phonology in Japanese loanwords: An analysis of geminates in loanwords from Italian14. Hyunsoon Kim: Korean speakers' perception of Japanese geminates: Evidence for an L1 grammar-driven borrowing processReferencesIndex