The papers included in the volume Phonetics and Phonology: Interactions and interrelations are concerned with some of the multiple possible forms of interactions and interrelations in phonetics and phonology: the phonetic and/or phonological nature of speech patterns, segmental and prosodic interactions, and interactions between segments and features, both in child and in adult language, combining perception and production data, and doing so from theoretically as well as experimentally oriented perspectives. The book is unique in the universe of recent publications for its topic, wide scope and coherent thematic content. It is of interest to all researchers, teachers and students in the fields of phonetics and phonology as well as to those interested in the interplay between production and perception, the organization of grammar and language typology. In general, Phonetics and Phonology. Interactions and interrelations may be a useful companion to all those wishing to widen and deepen their knowledge of the sound structure of language(s).
1. Introduction; 2. Part I. Between phonetics and phonology; 3. Schwa in American English V+/r/ sequences (by Riera, Maria); 4. Perception of word stress in Castilian Spanish: The effects of sentence intonation and vowel type (by Ortega-Llebaria, Marta); 5. Do complex pitch gestures induce syllable lengthening in Catalan and Spanish? (by Prieto, Pilar); 6. Cues to contrastive focus in Romanian (by Manolescu, Alis); 7. The phonetics of sentence-initial topic and focus in adult and child Dutch (by Chen, Aoju); 8. Part II. Segmental and prosodic interactions; 9. Prosodic structure and consonant development across languages (by Arbisi-Kelm, Timothy); 10. Rhythmic and prosodic contrast in Venetan and Sicilian Italian (by White, Laurence); 11. Stem boundary and stress effects on syllabification in Spanish (by Cabre, Teresa); 12. Prosodic and segmental effects on vowel intrusion duration in Spanish /rC/ clusters (by Schmeiser, Benjamin); 13. Part III. Interactions between segments and features; 14. Acoustic and aerodynamic factors in the interaction of features: The case of nasality and voicing (by Sole, Maria-Josep); 15. Fixed and variable properties of the palatalization of dental stops in Brazilian Portuguese: In an Italian immigrant community (by Battisti, Elisa); 16. Post-tonic vowel harmony in some dialects of Central Italy: The role of prosodic structure, contrast and consonants (by Canalis, Stefano); 17. Vowel reduction and vowel harmony in Eastern Catalan loanword phonology (by Cabre, Teresa); 18. Index of Subjects and Languages