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How far can phonological properties explain rhythm measures?

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Speech rhythm has long been thought to reflect the phonological structure of a language (e.g., Roach 1982; Dauer 1983, 1987). Syllable structure is a key example: languages that allow complex consonant clusters would have a rhythm characterized by much more variability in consonant length than a language like Mandarin where consonant clusters are rare. We explored this experimentally by seeing how well a range of popular rhythm measures were predicted by the phonological properties of the tex...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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St Cross College
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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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EALC/Linguistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
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Keane, E
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RES-062-23-1323
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Loukina, A
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RES-062-23-1323
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Kochanski, G
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RES-062-23-1323
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Shih, C
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IIS-0623805
IIS-0534133
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BAAP 2010 website
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English
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2010-08-25

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