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The sounds of the world's languages
List of Figures. List of Tables. Acknowledgments. 1. The Sounds of the Worlda s Languages. 2. Places of Articulation. 3. Stops. 4. Nasals and Nasalized Consonants. 5. Fricatives. 6. Laterals. 7.…
Patterns of sounds
- I. Maddieson
- Linguistics, Physics
- 1 December 1986
The size and structure of phonological inventories, and the design of the UCLA Phonological Segment Inventory Database' Indices.
On the universal structure of human lexical semantics
- Hyejin Youn, Logan Sutton, Tanmoy Bhattacharya
- LinguisticsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 29 April 2015
An empirical measure of semantic proximity between concepts is provided using cross-linguistic dictionaries to translate words to and from languages carefully selected to be representative of worldwide diversity to reveal cases where a particular language uses a single “polysemous” word to express multiple concepts that another language represents using distinct words.
LAPSyd: lyon-albuquerque phonological systems database
A description of the data structure in LAPSyD and the features of the interface is provided, exploiting the ability to cross-reference data on segments, other phonological properties and language location.
An exploration of phonation types in Wu dialects of Chinese
EXPLAINING FINAL OBSTRUENT VOICING IN LEZGIAN : PHONETICS AND HISTORY
In Lezgian, a Nakh-Daghestanian language, final and preconsonantal ejectives and voiceless unaspirated obstruents are voiced in certain monosyllabic nouns. This article offers acoustic evidence…
“Tense” and “lax” in four minority languages of China
PHONOLOGICAL CONTRAST AND PHONETIC REALIZATION : THE CASE OF BERBER STOPS
The ÒdialectsÓ of Berber differ in whether they have been affected by a historical process of spirantization of singleton plosives, changing, for example, /t/ into /T/. It might be expected that the…
Aspects of the phonetics of Tlingit
This article reports on a phonetic investigation of Tlingit, the principal indigenous language of Southeast Alaska, based on fieldwork with several speakers in Juneau. A general survey of the…
Is There a Valid Distinction between Voiceless Lateral Approximants and Fricatives?
Abstract It is possible that the distinction between voiceless lateral fricatives and approximants is actually due to different linguists’ terminology and transcription practices rather than to an…