Some non-sequential phenomena in German function words

Thomas Wesener

Journal of the International Phonetic Association 31, forthcoming.



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Figure 1 Non-modal phonation types as the only correlate of /x/ in doch auch noch m[al] 'yet once more' (g103a005)





Figure 2 Temporal flexibility of breathy voice for /h/ in da haben 'there have'. Left: framed by modal voice (g254a013). Middle: shifted to the left (g071a019). Right: shifted to the right (g425a006)





Figure 3 Bidirectional shifting of functionally different types of creak in achtzehnten elften 'eighteenth November' (g411a004): plosive-related glottalization at the end of achtzehnten shifted to the left, vowel-related glottalization at the beginning of elften shifted to the right.





Figure 4 Non-modal phonation of /x/ completely shifted onto the following nasal in noch mal 'once more' (g105a016)





Figure 5 Non-modal phonation superimposed on longer stretches between productions of /x/ in auch noch mal 'also (...) once more' (g415a004)






© Thomas Wesener, ipds Kiel, 2001


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