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ERIC Number: EJ542952
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0097-8507
Vowel Quantity and Syllabification in English.
Hammond, Michael
Language, v73 n1 p1-17 Mar 1997
Argues that there is phonological gemination in English based on distribution of vowel qualities in medial and final syllables. The analysis, cast in terms of optimality theory, has implications in several domains: (1) ambisyllabicity is not the right way to capture aspiration and flapping; (2) languages in which stress depends on vowel quality are best treated in terms of the covert germination proposed. (36 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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