Drawing upon data from Singapore English (SgE) and Hong Kong English (HKE), this paper demonstrates that coda /l/ geminates and splits into [-wl-] when sandwiched between a short vowel and another vowel. This split-gemination of /l/ is problematic for the currently established conception that geminates share phonological features. To solve this problem, this paper proposes that non-terminal nodes contain phonological information via correspondences to the terminal nodes.
|Publication status||Submitted - 21 Jul 2008|
|Event||18th International Congress of Linguists - Seoul, Korea|
Duration: 21 Jul 2008 → 26 Jul 2008
|Conference||18th International Congress of Linguists|
|Period||21/07/08 → 26/07/08|
- Inter-tier Correspondence
- Hong Kong