Getting into a flap: Is the labiodental flap a phoneme in Kera?

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Date:
2005
Date Created:
2005
Conference:
University College London Life Sciences Poster Competition, UCL, London, UK, UCL, 2005
Sponsored By:
UCL Phonetics and Linguistics Dept
Extent:
1 A0 poster
Description:
This poster won the competition in the Life Sciences section of the UCL competition. It was also seen by Peter Ladefoged who responded by encouraging SIL to try again to get the IPA to accept a new symbol for the labiodental flap. Ken Olson (who was already doing research on the flap as noted in the poster) then took on that task and was successful in getting the labiodental flap accepted by the IPA. So while this poster appears to be about an obscure sound in one language, it was actually about raising awareness concerning the labiodental flap among linguists in UCL, including members of the IPA board; and played its part in the process of getting the flap accepted. It was also about poster design, and trying to win the competition. The fact that it did win meant it was displayed in UCL for quite a while, and the author was asked to give presetations on poster design during the following year.
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Chad
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Subject:
Phonology
Phonetics
phoneme
labiodental flap
Kera
IPA
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Entry Number:
53840