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(2017-04-17)Duration contrasts can convey many types of information, including language background, word structure, word frequency, speech genre, intention, and emotions. An understanding of duration lays the foundation for many aspects ...
Investigating sources of phonological rarity and instability: a study of the palatal lateral approximant in Brazilian Portuguese (2017-02-07)The palatal lateral is a rare sound in the world's languages; a review of the literature reveals just 23 languages that currently possess the palatal lateral. Similarly, only 15 (or 3.33%) of the languages in the UCLA ...