ERIC Number: ED338072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
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A Study of Quantity in Mestreechs.
van Buuren, L.
York Papers in Linguistics, v15 p251-280 Jul 1991
Mestreechs, the dialect of Dutch spoken in Maastricht, the Netherlands, is analyzed for patterns of phonological duration or quantity. Two forms of prosody, hard (H) and slurred (S), are distinguished and their distribution is examined, making reference to previous research on Dutch phonology and on the realization of prosody in Northern European languages. First, overall patterns in the phonology of Mestreechs are outlined. Consonant and vowel inventories are presented and word types are distinguished, based on the vowel system in stressed syllables. The distribution of prosodies among the word types is then described. Nouns, verbs, and adjectives in one of the categories are discussed in greater detail, and the ways in which words in two related categories vary are examined briefly. Subsequently, prosodic contrasts in a fourth category of words are described. A brief bibliography is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands