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Variation in the lexical distribution and implementation of phonetically similar phonemes in Catalan

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In some Romance languages with two pairs of mid vowel phonemes, it is acknowledged that these contrasts are somewhat unstable. We analyze the distribution and realization of the anterior and posterior mid vowels in Catalan to test claims (mostly based on anecdotal evidence) that these contrasts exhibit inter- and intraspeaker variability. Participants produced target words containing stressed mid vowels and, later, judged vowel height (/e/ vs. /e/; /o/ vs. /o/) in the same words. The results ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/j.wocn.2016.05.003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Ling Philology & Phonetics Fac
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Phonetics Journal website
Volume:
58
Pages:
22-47
Publication date:
2016-06-05
Acceptance date:
2016-05-16
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ISSN:
0095-4470
Pubs id:
pubs:736818
URN:
uri:c12fc144-f002-4a39-baba-779387c68da7
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uuid:c12fc144-f002-4a39-baba-779387c68da7
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pubs:736818

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