Gemination and degemination in English affixation
Investigating the interplay between morphology, phonology and phonetics
Ben Hedia, Sonia
In English, phonological double consonants only occur across morphological boundaries, for example, in affixation (e.g. in unnatural, innumerous). There are two possibilities for the phonetic realization of these morphological geminates: Either the phonological double is realized with a longer duration than a phonological singleton (gemination), or it is of the same duration as a singleton consonant (degemination).
PublisherLanguage Science Press
Publication date and placeBerlin, 2019-07-30
SeriesStudies in Laboratory Phonology,