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Locus Equation Analysis as a Tool for Linguistic Fieldwork

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dc.contributor.authorEverett, Caleben_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-29T07:53:48Z-
dc.date.available2008-12-29T07:53:48Z-
dc.date.issued2008-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationEverett, Caleb. 2008. Locus equation analysis as a tool for linguistic fieldwork. Language Documentation & Conservation 2(2):185–211.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1934-5275en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10125/4351-
dc.description.abstractLocus equations are linear regressions based on F2 formant transitions from vowel onsets to vowel midpoints. The F2 value of the onset of a given vowel can be plotted on the y-axis, with the F2 for the vowel’s midpoint plotted on the x-axis. Locus equations are derived from numerous F2 onset-F2 midpoint plots of this type. Each locus equation is associated with a particular consonant, which precedes the particular vowel tokens plotted according to F2 transition. Locus equations provide data on the patterns of CV coarticulation characterizing particular consonants. Studies in laboratory settings have demonstrated the efficacy of locus equation analysis for exploring such coarticulation patterns. However, locus equation analysis has generally not been exploited as a tool for linguistic fieldwork. This study presents an exception, as the author presents various locus equations based on data from Karitiâna, an endangered Amazonian language. These equations, based on acoustic data gathered in the field, reveal language-specific patterns of coarticulation. The results suggest that, even in remote non-laboratory settings, locus equations can be applied in a straightforward manner in order to provide useful insights into a language’s sound system.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Foreign Language Resource Centeren_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawai'i Pressen_US
dc.subjectlocus equationen_US
dc.subjectCV coarticulationen_US
dc.subjectlinguistic fieldworken_US
dc.subjectKaritiânaen_US
dc.subjectTupíen_US
dc.titleLocus Equation Analysis as a Tool for Linguistic Fieldworken_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.dcmiTexten_US
prism.publicationnameLanguage Documentation & Conservationen_US
prism.volume2en_US
prism.number2en_US
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