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Phonotactics of languages


You might find Heinz Giegerich's book of use. It deals with both GA and RP
and several other varieties of English. It has a chapter on syllables and
phonotactics which is primarily oriented to GA and RP but further references
are suggested.



Giegerich, H.J. (1992). English Phonology. Cambridge University Press.

> Date:    Thu, 31 Jan 2002 15:34:18 -0500
> From:    Satrajit S Ghosh <satra@BU.EDU>
> Subject: Phonotactics of languages
> Dear list members,
> I am looking for a source that describes phonotactics of languages. In
> particular, I am interested in phoneme clusters that are not permissible
> in American English but are allowed in other languages. Also useful would
> be an indication whether the acoustics of nonpermissible clusters (but
> permissible in other languages) matched the acoustics of permissible ones
> in Enlgish.
> Thanks for any help in advance,
> Satra
> --
> "We learn from history that we learn nothing from history." - GB Shaw
> Satrajit Ghosh
> Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University