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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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Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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University of Oxford
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St Cross College
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Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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University of Oxford
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Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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University of Oxford
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Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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EALC/Linguistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
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