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The Totonacan languages of Mexico are known to make extensive use of glottal stop and laryngealization, but little is known about the phonetic realizations of these contrasts. As part of a larger project investigating laryngealization in Totonacan, this paper presents a description of some...
The present paper investigates the effects of word position, stress and vowel phonation on the duration of ejective fricatives in Upper Necaxa Totonac (UNT), a Totonacan language of northern Puebla, Mexico. Duration measurements were taken of frication and periods of silence occurring between...
Phonetics is an inherently lab-oriented topic, involving the investigation and analysis of speech data; but it is often taught in large sections with limited instructional time and other resources, so instructors are unable to engage in the deep interactive explorations of topics that would be...