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By D. B. Fry

ISBN-10: 0521213932

ISBN-13: 9780521213936

D. B. Fry has edited a uncomplicated process readings at the acoustics of speech. the gathering contains the entire vital classical papers within the box. it truly is conscientiously dependent to give the scholar with a coherent photo of the kin among language devices and the corresponding sound-waves and to provide an explanation for the legislation that govern those kin. He contains extracts which clarify the new release of sound-waves via the speech-mechanism, the equipment of acoustic research of speech, and the operation of the sound spectograph (with excerpts from the 1st released money owed of the instrument). the amount additionally illustrates the contribution to the overall examine of language made by way of study on speech notion. There are debts of speech synthesis, and of experiments on rhythm, intonation and the conception of acoustic cues.

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5 Pugh (1999) Pugh (1999) focuses on structural patterns involving loan verbs from various donors (especially Russian) in the Baltic Finnic languages. In its chapters 3 and 4, Pugh classifies the borrowed verbs according to their (Russian) model form (see sec. 6 for a definition of this term) and the patterns used to accommodate them. He shows, in contrast to Nau’s (1995) findings, that several accommodation patterns can also co-occur productively at the same time, sometimes their choice being determined by the model verb’s morphophonological makeup.

Which metadata about the language pairs should be collected? Which metadata about the languages involved should be collected? How to encode and generalize language contact information? 26 Methodology – Sampling issues: – Which and how many languages to include? – How to take data availability into account in order to ensure unbiased sampling? – Basic concepts: – What should be counted as a loan verb? – What should be counted as an accommodation pattern? – How to typologize borrowing patterns? Most of these methodological considerations will be presented and discussed in this chapter.

6. g. by Moravcsik (1975, 1978), Weinreich (1953), Haugen (1950), or Meillet (1921). 7. Formulating statistical and implicational universals of loan verb accommodation and verb borrowability, based on the observations made. 8. Addressing general problems of cross-linguistic loanword studies and suggesting further directions of research. 6 Introduction With regard to this study’s scope over the languages of the world, the question of adequate sampling from these languages, and the representativeness of the data collected are discussed in sec.

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