Closure duration as an acoustic correlate of the word-initial singleton/geminate consonant contrast in Kelantan Malay

@article{Hamzah2016ClosureDA,
  title={Closure duration as an acoustic correlate of the word-initial singleton/geminate consonant contrast in Kelantan Malay},
  author={Mohd Hilmi Hamzah and J. Fletcher and J. Hajek},
  journal={J. Phonetics},
  year={2016},
  volume={58},
  pages={135-151}
}
Abstract Closure duration has been established cross-linguistically as the universally most reliable and consistent acoustic feature of consonant gemination. In this study, we conduct an acoustic phonetic analysis of the word-initial singleton/geminate consonant contrast in Kelantan Malay (KM) in order to explore the extent to which closure duration marks such a contrast in this Malay variety. KM is particularly unusual among the world׳s languages in that the contrast is restricted to word… Expand
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