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Phonetic variation in Italian consonant gemination

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This paper presents findings on the articulatory and prosodic conditioning of Italian (lexical and post-lexical) geminate and non-geminate consonants. Phonetic and phonological prominence interact, resulting in a durational contrast which is not uniformly robust. So-called 'inherent' geminates are also found to be long post-consonantally, contrary to received wisdom, and do not form 'supergeminates' in conditions of postlexical gemination. Formant analysis of laterals reveals possible non-dur...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S0025100305002240

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Research Centre for Romance Linguistics
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Phonetics
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Elinor M. Payne
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the International Phonetic Association Journal website
Volume:
35
Issue:
2
Pages:
153-181
Publication date:
2005-12-05
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EISSN:
1475-3502
ISSN:
0025-1003
URN:
uuid:f7138910-b1cb-45e0-9c55-16cc40b928ac
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ora:1752
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English
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