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Feizollahi, Zhaleh – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The phonetics-phonology interface has long been debated; some linguists argue for a modular approach (Keating 1984, Pierrehumbert 1990, Zsiga 1997, Cohn 1998), while others argue that there is no interface, and that phonetics and phonology are one and the same (Browman & Goldstein 1989-1992, Ohala 1990). Recent proposals by Gafos (2002), and…
Descriptors: Phonetics, Acoustics, Norwegian, English (Second Language)
Byrd, Brenna Reinhart – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation investigates the media's portrayal of the linguistic situation of the predominantly Turkish migrant communities in Germany by analyzing data gathered from films, television clips, interviews, radio clips and the Internet, paying specific attention to the vowel systems of each speaker. I observe that the most salient aspect in…
Descriptors: Vowels, Phonology, Migrant Workers, Foreign Countries