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Between the Regular and the Particular in Speech and Language

Between the Regular and the Particular in Speech and Language

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  • ISBN-13: 9783631586860
  • Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
  • Release Date: Sep 10, 2010
  • Edition: 1st New edition
  • Pages: 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0 x 8.25 x 0.75 inches


This volume ranges widely - even wildly - over many speech and language disciplines and typologically diverse languages, demonstrating that the search for regularities traditionally at the forefront of linguistic work cannot afford to ignore close analysis of very particular, even idiosyncratic areas of language behaviour. This is illustrated especially in the relationship between phonetic detail and speaker characteristics, on the one hand, and between phonetic detail and phonological structure, on the other, while also including phonological analysis relevant to sound change and markedness constraints. The topics extend from articulatory and phonatory control (including a study of unusually skilled production) via audiovisual processing through to the psycholinguistics of reading comprehension and the semantics of sensory terms.

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