Predicting the Unpredictable: Interpreting Neutralized Segments in Dutch

@article{Ernestus2003PredictingTU,
  title={Predicting the Unpredictable: Interpreting Neutralized Segments in Dutch},
  author={M. Ernestus and M. T. Baayen},
  journal={Language},
  year={2003},
  volume={79},
  pages={38 - 5}
}
Among the most fascinating data for phonology are those showing how speakers incorporate new words and foreign words into their language system, since these data provide cues to the actual principles underlying language. In this article, we address how speakers deal with neutralized obstruents in new words. We formulate four hypotheses and test them on the basis of Dutch word-final obstruents, which are neutral for [voice]. Our experiments show that speakers predict the characteristics of… Expand
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