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Linguistics in the Netherlands 2012
  • ISSN 0929-7332
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9919

Abstract

Botma, Sebregts & Smakman (2008, 2010, 2012) have shown that in Dutch there is variation in the neutralization of tense and lax vowels before coda l. In this study, we will extend the scope of their investigation by examining the effect of coda l on preceding diphthongs. A pilot production experiment shows that diphthongs can be completely neutralized in this context and may become monophthongs. A perception experiment reveals that length serves as an important cue for listeners in the identification of vowels followed by dark l.
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2012-01-01
2019-09-20
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): coda l , diphthongs , phonological length and quality and quantity neutralization
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