Browse Dept. of Linguistics by Contributor "Roy, Joseph"
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(2018-03-26)The phonological feature [±nasal] is used to describe sounds that are distinguished based on the relative state of the velopharyngeal opening, but does not distinguish oropharyngeal differences. The opening of the ...
(2018-04-12)Sociolinguistic research has predominately relied on spoken language to understand how social structures influence and are influenced by communication and interaction. This dissertation, however, turns to the increasingly ...
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 ...
(2018-09-12)In English, certain words are perceptually more salient than other neighboring words. The perceptual salience is signaled by acoustic cues. Prominent words are higher, longer, or louder than nonprominent words in English. ...