Journal of the International Phonetic Association

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Other titles Journal of the International Phonetic Association
ISSN 0025-1003
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  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association 11/2015; DOI:10.1017/S0025100315000419

  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association 08/2015; 45(02):180-183. DOI:10.1017/S0025100315000109
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    ABSTRACT: Murcian Spanish (MuSp) is a regional variety of Spanish spoken in the Comunidad Autónoma de Murcia in south-eastern Spain. It is commonly heard in the capital city, Murcia, with 450,000 inhabitants, situated in the Segura River plain (Central Zone), and in a number of towns like Cartagena (Coastal Zone), Yecla and Jumilla (Altiplano or High Plateau Zone), Lorca and Águilas (Guadalentín River Zone), and Caravaca and Calasparra (North-western Zone). The overall population of the region amounts to well over 1,100,000 inhabitants (Hernández-Campoy 2003: 621).
    Journal of the International Phonetic Association 08/2015; 45(02):229-240. DOI:10.1017/S0025100314000231

  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association 08/2015; 45(02):177-180. DOI:10.1017/S0025100315000092
  • Article: Ika Igbo
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    ABSTRACT: Ika is a dialect of the Igbo language spoken in Ika South and Ika North East Local Government Areas of Delta State and the Igbanke area of Edo State in Nigeria. It belongs to the Niger Igbo cluster of dialects (Ikekeonwu 1986) spoken in areas bordering the west of the River Niger; Nwaozuzu (2008) refers to these dialects as West Niger Group of Dialects. A word list of Ika, written by Williamson (1968), was one of the earliest works on Ika and she points out in that work that Ika (and Ukwuani), though regarded as dialects of Igbo, are treated as separate on purely linguistic grounds. Ika phonology differs from that of Standard Igbo and other Igbo dialects and this is why the study of Ika has been of major interest to Igbo linguists in recent years. There have been moves to grant Ika a language status, as seen in the assignment of a unique reference code to Ika: the ISO language code for Ika is ISO 639–3 ikk while that for Igbo is ISO 639–3 ibo. Standard Igbo has the same consonants as Ika though the latter has two consonants, /ʃ/and/ʒ/, which do not exist in the Standard dialect. However, the vocalic system of Ika is largely different from that of Standard and some Igbo dialects which have eight vowels. Ika has a nine-vowel system which includes the schwa, which is a variant of some vowels. Furthermore, it has nine nasal vowels; Standard Igbo and other dialects of Igbo have no nasal vowels. Ika manifests intonation in addition to lexical tone. Standard Igbo and other Igbo dialects do not manifest intonation in the same way as Ika does; that is, they do not express attitudes and emotions through intonation. They manifest only lexical tone. In an earlier study of Northern Igbo dialects, Ikekeonwu (1986) could only discover the existence of upstep in Abakaliki dialect. Okorji (1991) and Egbeji (1999) have studied the intonation of Umuchu, an inland West dialect of Igbo. Their findings, particularly Egbeji’s, show that a declarative sentence can be changed to an interrogative one (repetitive question) by use of intonation. This is a syntactic function which can also be likened to what happens in Standard and most other Igbo dialects where the tone of the pronominal subject changes from high to low in the indication of interrogation. At present, therefore, there appears to be no evidence that attitudes and emotions can be expressed through intonation in Umuchu and other Igbo dialects as is observed in Ika.
    Journal of the International Phonetic Association 08/2015; 45(02):213-219. DOI:10.1017/S0025100315000067
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    ABSTRACT: Electropalatographic data on the frequency of occurrence of assimilatory processes in Catalan C1##C2 sequences, where ## is inserted at the boundary between two consecutive words, reveal that regressive place assimilations operate more often on C1 = /n/ than on C1 = /t/ and are triggered by /g/ rather than by the labials /p b m/ and the voiceless velar stop /k/. Regressive manner assimilations involving nasality and laterality are facilitated by homorganicity between the two consecutive consonants and thus apply more frequently in the clusters /pm tn tl tl ty/, where C1 and C2 share the same labial or dentoalveolar place of articulation, than in the sequences /pn tm km kn/, where the two consonants are heterorganic; on the other hand, /k/ is less prone than /p t/ to become nasal when followed by /m n/. Place assimilatory processes apply more often for some speakers than for others, and their frequency of occurrence increases whenever C1 is embedded in a frequent or function word. The articulatory motivation for some of these place and manner assimilatory processes, and the extent to which they are complete or partial, are also investigated.
    Journal of the International Phonetic Association 07/2015; 45(2):115-147. DOI:10.1017/S0025100315000080
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    ABSTRACT: Pitjantjatjara is an Australian language with five stop places of articulation /p t t c k/ in three vowel contexts /a i u/. We present word-medial stop burst data from nine speakers, examining duration, formant, spectral moment and spectral tilt measures. Our particular focus is on the apical contrast (alveolar /t/ vs. retroflex /t/) and on the alveo-palatal /c/ vs. velar /k/ contrast. We observe differences between the palatal and the velar depending on vowel context, and we discuss the possible aerodynamic and acoustic sources for these differences. By contrast, we find that differences between the alveolar and the retroflex are minimal in all three vowel contexts. Unexpectedly, in the context of /i/, various spectral measures suggest that the articulatory release for the retroflex /t/ is in fact more anterior than the release for the alveolar /t/ - we discuss this result in terms of possible articulatory overshoot of the target for /t/ before /i/, and suggest that this result provides additional explanation for the cross-linguistic rarity of retroflexes in an /i/ vowel context.
    Journal of the International Phonetic Association 07/2015; 45(2):149-176. DOI:10.1017/S0025100315000110

  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association 04/2015; 45(01):57-60. DOI:10.1017/S0025100314000309
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this investigation is to analyse the place of articulation of anterior nasal versus oral stops in Croatian. Although there is agreement that placement for / n / and / t d / is in the anterior region, there is disagreement among different authors about the precise place of articulation for these sounds. Some authors view these targets as sharing identical placement while others view placement of / n / as more posterior to / t d /. In this paper we use electropalatography (EPG) to investigate whether placement for these sounds is the same or different. The speech of six participants was recorded for the purposes of this study. The speech material consisted of 972 VCV sequences (V = / i a u /, C = / n t d /). Four EPG indices were analysed: the ACoG measure, the amount of contact at dental and alveolar articulatory zones (dentoalveolar articulation being inferred indirectly), incomplete EPG closures and the lateral contact measure. Coarticulatory effects of vowels on placement were also measured. The results showed that / n t d / generally shared the place of articulation in the dentoalveolar region, but also that relating quantitative physiological data to specific places of articulation should be done cautiously, taking into account variability in individual productions. The analyses also showed that / n / had more incomplete EPG closures and a significantly lower amount of lateral contact when compared with / t / and / d /. The nasal was more variable and showed less coarticulatory resistance in different vowel contexts than / t / and / d /. The results of this study are discussed in terms of existing descriptions of Croatian consonant system and in light of cross-linguistic findings.
    Journal of the International Phonetic Association 04/2015; 45(01):35-54. DOI:10.1017/S0025100314000401
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    ABSTRACT: In March–April 2015, ten additional members of the new Council of the International Phonetic Association were elected. They are: Plinio Barbosa, Martine Grice, Asher Laufer, Wai-Sum Lee, Kofi Adu Manyah, Alexis Michaud, Jane Stuart-Smith, Marija Tabain, Masaki Taniguchi, and Jacqueline Vaissière. John Ohala, elected in the previous round, has resigned from the Council.
    Journal of the International Phonetic Association 04/2015; 45(01):111. DOI:10.1017/S0025100314000474
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    ABSTRACT: During 2014, the Association granted three IPA Student Awards to student members participating in phonetics conferences. The recipients of the Awards were Martin Kohlberger of Leiden University for participation in Sound Change in Interacting Human Systems (University of California, Berkeley, USA), Caroline Sigouin of Université Laval (Québec, Canada) for participation in 30es Journées d’études sur la parole (Le Mans, France), and Valerie Freeman of the University of Washington for participation in NWAV 43 (New Ways of Analyzing Variation) in Chicago. Congratulations to these student members.
    Journal of the International Phonetic Association 04/2015; 45(01):109. DOI:10.1017/S0025100314000450
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    ABSTRACT: The IPA certificate exam will be offered in connection with ICPhS in Glasgow, on Sunday 9 August 2015. It will also be offered in London (at UCL) twice, on Wednesday 20 May 2015 and Tuesday 1 September 2015. (All offerings are subject to confirmation, requiring a sufficient number of entrants.)
    Journal of the International Phonetic Association 04/2015; 45(01):112. DOI:10.1017/S0025100314000498
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    ABSTRACT: Sandro Vasilyevich Kodzasov, Professor at M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, died on 25 October 2014 in Karlsruhe, Germany, after a serious illness, at the age of 76.
    Journal of the International Phonetic Association 04/2015; 45(01):113. DOI:10.1017/S0025100314000504
  • Article: Basaá
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    ABSTRACT: Basaá [ɓà s ː] is spoken by 282,000 people in the forest area located in the South, Centre and Littoral regions of Cameroon (based on 1982 Ethnologue record; Lewis 2009). Basaá is a narrow Bantu language in the Niger-Congo language family, and it is classified as A43 (Guthrie 1967–71, A43a in Maho 2009). The ISO code of Basaá is bas (Lewis 2009).
    Journal of the International Phonetic Association 04/2015; 45(01):71-79. DOI:10.1017/S0025100314000383
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    ABSTRACT: The following is a list of the countries of the current membership of the Association, based on the Association's records in November 2014. The numbers in parentheses indicate the total number of members per country (Life, Full, and Student combined). There are a total of 370 members from 49 countries. Individual members’ names are no longer published.
    Journal of the International Phonetic Association 04/2015; 45(01):110. DOI:10.1017/S0025100314000462
  • Article: Goemai
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    ABSTRACT: Goemai is an Afroasiatic (Chadic, West Chadic A, Angas-Goemai group) language spoken in Central Nigeria. The name Goemai [ɡ m i ] is used by the speakers themselves to refer to both their language and their ethnic group. To outsiders, they are better known under the name Ankwe – a name that is also commonly found in the older linguistic, anthropological and historical literature. The Goemai live as farmers, fishermen and hunters in villages throughout the lowland savannah region south of the Jos Plateau and north of the Benue River, an area that is known geographically as the Great Muri Plains. The economy is based on agriculture (yam, millet, guineacorn, groundnut, beniseed) and is supplemented with fishing and hunting. Politically, the area belongs to Plateau State, and more specifically to the Local Government Areas Shendam and Qua’an Pan. Smaller Goemai-speaking communities are found in surrounding Local Government Areas as well as in Jos, the capital of Plateau State.
    Journal of the International Phonetic Association 04/2015; 45(01):81-104. DOI:10.1017/S0025100314000243