12. Corpora and Exemplars in Phonology

  1. John Goldsmith,
  2. Jason Riggle and
  3. Alan C. L. Yu
  1. Mirjam Ernestus1 and
  2. R. Harald Baayen2

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444343069.ch12

The Handbook of Phonological Theory, Second Edition

The Handbook of Phonological Theory, Second Edition

How to Cite

Ernestus, M. and Baayen, R. H. (2011) Corpora and Exemplars in Phonology, in The Handbook of Phonological Theory, Second Edition (eds J. Goldsmith, J. Riggle and A. C. L. Yu), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444343069.ch12

Editor Information

  1. University of Chicago, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands

  2. 2

    University of Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157681

Online ISBN: 9781444343069



  • corpora and exemplars in phonology;
  • corpora for phonology - getting the facts right;
  • regressive voice assimilation - in Dutch;
  • Dilley and Pitt (2007), and regressive place assimilation - in conversational English, Buckeye Corpus of Conversational Speech;
  • pronunciation of homophones, time and thyme - homophones, and same pronunciation;
  • reduction, and information - phonological structure, in casual speech;
  • role of discourse - and pragmatics in grammar of pronunciation;
  • speech corpora, recent data source - compared to corpora of written language;
  • abstractionist, and exemplar-based models - corpus-based research, pronunciation variation in natural language;
  • hybrid models - abstract representations, or exemplars at given linguistic level


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Importance of Corpora for Phonology

  • Using Speech Corpora

  • Abstractionist and Exemplar-based Models

  • Concluding Remarks