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  • Marc Brunelle
  • 2012
The perceptual integrality of f0, F1 and voice quality is investigated by looking at register, a phonological contrast that relies on these three properties in three dialects of Cham, an Austronesian language of Mainland Southeast Asia. The results of a Garner classification experiment confirm that the three acoustic properties integrate perceptually and(More)
A laryngographic and laryngoscopic study of tone production in Northern Vietnamese, a language whose tones combine both fundamental frequency (f0) modulations and voice qualities (phonation types), was conducted with 5 male and 5 female speakers. Results show that the f0 contours of Northern Vietnamese tones are not only attributable to changes in vocal(More)
The proper understanding of infixation continues to be a matter of debate among linguists. The data presented in this paper show that infixation in Austronesian languages is not exclusively due to prosodic morphology, but instead is significantly influenced by the segmental phonology as well. Specifically, infixation may be blocked if it would create(More)
This paper is a revised and updated version of a paper on tonogenesis that appeared in Diachronica in 2002. That paper generated considerable useful feedback, supportive of the general thesis, but critical of various specific aspects; this invaluable feedback 1 has resulted in a number of major and numerous minor revisions. 2 Until recently the most(More)
Ngaju Dayak, an Austronesian language of Borneo, exhibits a process of vowel laxing, realized as centralization, which is sensitive to morphological structure. A phonetic study with a native speaker reveals that a vowel in a final syllable closed by a consonantal suffix (CV+C) is more centralized than a vowel in a syllable closed by a consonant in the same(More)