Department of English Language and Literature; Department of English Language and Literature
Title of Conference Paper
Drawing upon data from Singapore English (SgE) and Hong Kong English (HKE), this paper demonstrates that coda /l/ geminates and splits into [-wl-] when sandwiched between a short vowel and another vowel. This split-gemination of /l/ is problematic for the currently established conception that geminates share phonological features. To solve this problem, this paper proposes that non-terminal nodes contain phonological information via correspondences to the terminal nodes.
Conference End Date
18th International Congress of Linguists
Wee, Lian Hee. "Hetero-syllabic split L-Geminates: English in Singapore and Hong Kong." 18th International Congress of Linguists July 21, 2008 - July 26, 2008 Seoul, Korea. 1112-1121.