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"Fake" gemination in suffixed words and compounds in English and German

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In languages with an underlying consonantal length contrast, the most salient acoustic cue differentiating singletons and geminates is duration of closure. When concatenation of identical phonemes through affixation or compounding produces “fake” geminates, these may or may not be realized phonetically as true geminates. English and German no longer have a productive length contrast in consonants, but do allow sequences of identical consonants in certain morphological contexts, e.g., suffixat...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1121/1.4955072

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford, HUM, Ling Philology and Phonetics Fac
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Ling Philology and Phonetics Fac
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Ling Philology and Phonetics Fac
Publisher:
Acoustical Society of America Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Journal website
Volume:
140
Issue:
1
Pages:
356
Publication date:
2016-07-15
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EISSN:
1520-8524
ISSN:
0001-4966
URN:
uuid:95d8cef1-01d5-47ac-bf44-4bdd5c5e3326
Source identifiers:
634514
Local pid:
pubs:634514

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