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The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants

Haruo Kubozono


Geminate consonants, also known as long consonants, appear in many languages in the world, and how they contrast with their short counterparts, or singletons (e.g. /tt/ vs. /t/), is an important topic that features in most linguistics and phonology textbooks. However, neither their phonetic manifestation nor their phonological nature is fully understood, much less their cross-linguistic similarities and differences. As the first volume specifically devoted to the phonetics and phonology of geminate consonants, this book aims to bring together novel, original data and analyses concerning many i ... More

Keywords: geminate consonants, experimental phonetics, theoretical phonology, speech perception, neurolinguistics, speech processing, loanword phonology, language acquisition

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198754930
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198754930.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Haruo Kubozono, editor
Director, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics

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Part I Production and perception of geminate consonants

3 Word-initial geminates

Rachid Ridouane and Pierre A. Hallé

6 The acquisition of long consonants in Norwegian

Elinor Payne, Brechtje Post, Nina Gram Garmann, and Hanne Gram Simonsen

Part II Phonology of geminate consonants

8 Bengali geminates

Sandra Kotzor, Allison Wetterlin, and Aditi Lahiri

9 Asymmetric processing of consonant duration in Swiss German

Lara Ehrenhofer, Adam C. Roberts, Sandra Kotzor, Allison Wetterlin, and Aditi Lahiri

11 On the weight of edge geminates

Nina Topintzi and Stuart Davis

12 A prosodic account of consonant gemination in Japanese loanwords

Junko Ito, Haruo Kubozono, and Armin Mester

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