ERIC Number: EJ554027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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The Sound Patterns of English Nicknames.
De Klerk, V.; Bosch, B.
Language Sciences, v19 n4 p289-301 Oct 1997
Focuses on nicknames used with positive social intent to test whether positive nicknames follow more closely the phonological trends in phonasthetic English words. Findings indicate evidence of particular consonantal and vocalic preferences in nicknames as well as trends in stress and syllabic structure, suggesting evidence of sound-symbolism at work in English nicknames. (37 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Africa