I'm a Ph.D. student and I'm working on bilingualism and literacy
acquisition in children.
Actually, I'm working on comparative phonology: it is claimed that the
schwa belongs to both French and Dutch phonologies. Of course, this phoneme
has very different acoustical properties in these two languages (at least
because it is a reduced vowel in Dutch but not in French). Does anyone of
you know any reference regarding the comparison between the schwa in these
two languages? Thanks in advance
P.S. I really don't know if my profile fits the interests of the PhoNet
group. If not, please let me know.
Aspirant F.N.R.S. (doctorant)
Laboratoire de Psychologie Experimentale
Université Libre de Bruxelles, CP 191
50 AV. F. Roosevelt
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