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Variation and change in the use of hesitation markers in Germanic languages

Abstract:

In this study, we investigate cross-linguistic patterns in the alternation between UM, a hesitation marker consisting of a neutral vowel followed by a final labial nasal, and UH, a hesitation marker consisting of a neutral vowel in an open syllable. Based on a quantitative analysis of a range of spoken and written corpora, we identify clear and consistent patterns of change in the use of these forms in various Germanic languages (English, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese) and dialect...

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Publication status:
Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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Wieling, M More by this author
Fruehwald, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Ling Philology and Phonetics Fac
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Publisher:
Brill Publisher's website
Journal:
Language Dynamics and Change Journal website
Publication date:
2015
EISSN:
2210-5832
ISSN:
2210-5824
URN:
uuid:03f6bc78-d9a4-4795-a459-8bd69c61390d
Source identifiers:
580331
Local pid:
pubs:580331

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