Voiceless implosives in Seereer-Siin

  title={Voiceless implosives in Seereer-Siin},
  author={Fiona Mc Laughlin},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  pages={201 - 214}
  • F. M. Laughlin
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
This paper provides articulatory and acoustic data on voiceless implosive stops in Seereer-Siin, an Atlantic language of the Niger-Congo family spoken in Senegal. Seereer is characterized by pairs of voiced and voiceless implosive stops in three places of articulation. These pairs are phonemically contrastive in lexical items. Oral air pressure measurements from Seereer stops uphold Clements & Osu's (2002) proposal that implosives and other non-explosive stops are characterized by the absence… Expand
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