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Why are three-level vowel length systems rare? Insights from Dinka (Luanyjang dialect)
This paper deals with the quantity system of Dinka, a Nilo-Saharan language, by means of an acoustic analysis. Expand
Aspects of the prosody of Kuot, a language where intonation ignores stress
Abstract This article describes the basic system of intonation and lexical stress in Kuot, a non-Austronesian language of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. Kuot employs pitch (F0 variation) primarily toExpand
Stress, tone and discourse prominence in the Curaçao dialect of Papiamentu
This paper presents a new phonological analysis of the word-level prosodic system of the Curacao dialect of Papiamentu. Expand
Tonal alignment is contrastive in falling contours in Dinka
This study investigates a contrast in tonal alignment that involves falling contours in Dinka. This contrast calls into question the assumption that tonal alignment cannot distinguish contour tonesExpand
Temporal and spectral properties of Madurese stops
We provide new data on the phonetic realisation of Madurese stops from a sample of 15 native speakers by examining VOT, f0 and two acoustic correlates of voice quality, H1*-H2* and A3*. Expand
The study of tone in languages with a quantity contrast
This paper deals with the study of tone in languages that additionally have a phonological contrastive of quantity, such as vowel length or stress, and the phonetic pressures underlying the development of interactions. Expand
Contrastive tonal alignment in falling contours in Shilluk*
It has been assumed that tonal alignment is not contrastive in contour tones (e.g. Hyman 1988, Odden 1995, Yip 2002). However, Remijsen (2013) and DiCanio et al. (2014) have recently reportedExpand
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On the categorical nature of intonational contrasts