Van Oostendorp (2017) – Germanic syllable structure

Germanic syllable structure
Marc Van Oostendorp
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December 2017
This chapter gives a descriptive overview of syllable structure phenomena in modern Germanic languages, mostly in their standardized form – Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Frisian, German, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish. It concentrates on consonant cluster phonotactics at various positions in the word and compares the possibilities. It turns out that Germanic languages are extremely similar and all seem to use the same basic template with some minor variation.

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Reference: lingbuzz/003779
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Published in: To appear in: Mike Putnam and Richard Page, eds., Cambridge Handbook of Germanic Linguistics. Cambridge, CUP.
keywords: syllable structure, phonotactics, typology, phonology