Title: Syllable breaks in Swiss German : implications for hyphenation
Authors : Ehrensberger-Dow, Maureen
Published in : Phonology, Morphology, and the Empirical Imperative
Pages : 157
Pages to: 173
Editors of the parent work: Wiebe, Grace
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Crane Publishing
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Taipei City
Issue Date: 2006
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : German
Subjects : Spelling; Swiss German; Orthographs; Metalinguistic awareness
Subject (DDC) : 415: Grammar
430: German
Abstract: Intuitions about syllable structure have direct implications for the practical problem of hyphenation. Bruce Derwing's work on the syllable, spelling rules, and the influence of orthography in English phonological judgments is extended here to an unwritten language without accepted conventions of hyphenation. Predictions based on different principles of syllable division and standard German hyphenation rules vary for words with certain syllable forms. The judgments of syllable breaks in bisyllabic Swiss German words made by both naïve Swiss children and Swiss translation college students are well predicted by the obligatory onset principle described in the new German rules. These rules, with a minor adjustment for intervocalic stop-liquid clusters allowed word-initially, are recommended for Swiss German hyphenation.
Departement: Angewandte Linguistik
Publication type: Book Part
ISBN: 9789861471181
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/4278
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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