1st Edition

Consonant Strength Phonological Patterns and Phonetic Manifestations

By Lisa M. Lavoie Copyright 2001
    254 Pages
    by Routledge

    234 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book is a detailed examination of the phonetics and phonology of consonant strength, drawing data from parallel acoustic and articulatory studies of English and Spanish, as well as a cross linguistic survey of lenition and fortition.

    Preface Acknowledgments List of Tables List of Figures Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Survey of Consonant Strength Alternations Chapter 3. Case Studies of American English and Mexican Spanish Chapter 4. Results patterning by Manner of Articulation Chapter 6. Discussion and Conclusions Appendix A. English Durations Appendix B Spanish Durations Appendix C. Data Base Language References Bibliography Index


    Lavoie, Lisa M.

    "Lavoie's book provides us with a very thorough and detailed description of the acoustic and articulatory cues to consonant lenition . . . Consonant Strength is a very valuable study of lenition, and it is recommended to researchers and specialists that want to investigate this area." -- Marta Ortega-Llebaria, University of Northern Colorado