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The acquisition of long consonants in Norwegian

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This study investigated the nature and acquisition of long consonants in Norwegian. By age 2;6 children already differentiate between [V:C] vs [VC:] structures in their own productions and, as with adults, do so most reliably through proportion of vowel duration in the rhyme (V/VC), the only systematic marker of the contrast. For both adults and children, the contrastiveness of vowel and consonant durations in themselves varies according to consonant manner: in sonorants both V and C duration...

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10.1093/oso/9780198754930.001.0001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Sub department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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Oxford University Press
Host title:
The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants
Chapter number:
6
Pages:
130-162
Place of publication:
Oxford
Publication date:
2017-04-27
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9780198754930
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English
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Chapter
Pubs id:
1012124
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pubs:1012124
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2021-05-01

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