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Swedish has – like other Germanic languages – flexible stress placement, which underlies morphological rules and is also based on the individual word’s origin. The achievement of the correct usage when learning Swedish is challenging. As second language learners of Swedish in the classrooms present speakers of a variety of first languages (L1s), the(More)
A discussion on how to handle consonant combinations in the Bantu language Mpiemo, spoken in the the south west border region of the Central African Republic is presented. The question is raised, whether nasal+consonant combinations are adequately analysed as single phonological units or as separate ones. Phonetic, syllabic and morphological aspects are(More)
This study aims to shed some light onto the relationship between the degree of hoarseness in children’s voices observed at different times during a day in pre-school and different aspects of their speech behaviour. Behavioural aspects include speech activity, phonation time, F0 variation, speech intensity and the relationship between speech intensity and(More)
This study addresses the question of whether L1-speakers of Vietnamese – a tone language – and L1-speakers of Somali – a language with tonal accents – differ in degree of accuracy when producing words that carry either of the two tonal accents in L2-Swedish. Some previous studies suggest that it is an advantage when discriminating between different tones in(More)
In this paper an account is given for the occurrence of a complete oral closure during the production of the mora nasal in intervocalic position in Osaka Japanese. This kind of realisation is dependent on the vocalic context and is favoured where the vowel following the mora nasal is an open one. Nous nous proposans de donner ici une explication concemant(More)