The structure of spoken syllables: Evidence from novel word games

  title={The structure of spoken syllables: Evidence from novel word games},
  author={Rebecca Treiman},
Several linguists and psychologi;sts have proposed that the syllable has a hierarchical internal structure. Its primary constituents, according to the model, are the onset and the rime. The onset contains the initial consonant or consonant cluster. The rime contains the peak (vowel nucleus) and coda (‘nal consonant or cluster). The psychological validity of this model was tested in seven experiments involving novel word games. The results provided strong support for the validity of onset and… CONTINUE READING

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