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Romance Phonetics and Phonology

Mark Gibson and Juana Gil


The research in this volume addresses several recurring topics in Romance Phonetics and Phonology with a special focus on the segment, syllable, word, and phrase levels of analysis. The original research presented in this volume ranges from the low-level mechanical processes involved in speech production and perception to high-level representation and computation. The interaction between these two dimensions of speech and their effects on first- and second-language acquisition are methodically treated in later chapters. Individual chapters address rhotics in various languages (Spanish, Italian ... More

Keywords: Romance Phonetics and Phonology, articulation, acoustic phonetics, speech perception, language acquisition

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198739401
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198739401.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Gibson, editor
Professor and Associate Director of the Institute of Spanish Language and Culture, University of Navarra

Juana Gil, editor
Director, Instituto Cervantes, Lyon

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1 Romance sounds

Mark Gibson and Juana Gil

Part I Acoustic Studies

2 Rhotic variation in Spanish codas

Beatriz Blecua and Jordi Cicres

5 Acoustic realization of vowels as a function of syllabic position

Cédric Gendrot, Martine Adda-Decker, and Fabián Santiago

Part II Articulatory Studies

6 An articulatory account of rhotic variation in Tuscan Italian

Chiara Celata, Alessandro Vietti, and Lorenzo Spreafico

7 Vowels and diphthongs

Ioana Chitoran and Stefania Marin

Part III Studies in Perception

10 Perceptual cues for individual voice quality

Marianela Fernández Trinidad and José Manuel Rojo Abuin

Part IV Phonological Issues

14 Modeling assimilation

Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza

15 Adjusting to the syllable margins

Jesús Jiménez, Maria-Rosa Lloret, and Clàudia Pons-Moll

16 Galician mid-vowel reduction

Fernando Martínez-Gil

Part V Studies in Acquisition

18 Production and perception in the acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese

Jaydene Elvin, Polina Vasiliev, and Paola Escudero

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