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Chapter 26 Glottal Stops, Part 2

  • Geoff Lindsey
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Abstract

Glottal stops are sometimes used as a way to begin a word-initial vowel. In RP, this was seen mainly as a way to emphasize the word. Today, initial glottal stops are also quite often used unemphatically, to separate words in connected speech.

Keywords

Glottal stop Hard attack Emphasis Connected speech Stress 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoff Lindsey
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  1. 1.LinguisticsUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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