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Title
Vowel pronunciation in open syllables in spontaneously spoken standard Dutch : exploring a phonological constraint in a listening task
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Abstract
According to the Bimoraic Constraint (Kager 1989) and the Minimal Rhyme Constraint (Booij 1995), Dutch syllables by default end in either a tense vowel or a lax vowel followed by a consonant. Syllables ending in a lax vowel do not meet the phonological requirements of a felicitous syllable. The present paper reports on a listening task in which this phonological constraint is explored. Three linguists were asked to categorize 3984 vowels in open syllables in bisyllabic Dutch words with two full vowels (e.g., globaal [glo'bal] global, dictee [dɪk'te] dictation). The source words originated from spontaneously spoken Standard Dutch by 80 Flemish and 80 Dutch teachers of Dutch. The main variables of this study were stress (stressed vs. unstressed syllables), relative position in the word (first vs. second syllable), vowel (/a/-/e/-/i/-/o/) and country (Flanders vs. the Netherlands).
Language
English
Source (journal)
Linguistics : an interdisciplinary journal of the language sciences. - The Hague, 1963, currens
Publication
The Hague : 2014
ISSN
0024-3949 [print]
1613-396X [online]
Volume/pages
52:5(2014), p. 1167-1194
ISI
000343908900001
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Creation 16.09.2014
Last edited 12.04.2017
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