Document Type

Conference Paper

Department/Unit

Department of English Language and Literature; Department of English Language and Literature

Conference End Date

26-7-2008

Conference Title

18th International Congress of Linguists

Abstract

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 Location

Seoul, Korea

Keywords

Inter-tier Correspondence, L-Gemination, English, Singapore, Hong Kong

Publication Date

7-21-2008

Source Publication Title

18th International Congress of Linguists

Start Page

1112

End Page

1121

Conference Location

Seoul, Korea

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