CROSS-LINGUISTIC FINAL LENGTHENING PATTERNS: QUANTITY AND NON-QUANTITY LANGUAGES

Project Details

Key findings

In quantity languages, final lengthening has the potential to disrupt quantity contrasts signaled by duration. In Japanese, the quantity distinction in final vowels appears to be under threat, but in Northern Finnish, final lengthening is restricted in order to preserve the contrast.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/04/0530/06/08

Funding

  • Learned Societies: £7,487.00