This paper reports the results of a wordlikeness task designed to investigate Cantonese speakers’ gradient phonotactic knowledge of systematic versus accidental phonotactic gaps. Regression analyses found that wordlikeness judgments correlate with token frequency-weighted neighborhood density and transitional (bigram) probability.This is suggested to be an effect of the relative phonological densities of the Cantonese and English lexica.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences|
|Subtitle of host publication||ICPhS XVI|
|Place of Publication||Saarbruken|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- statistical modeling