15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Sounds Cocos

Lisa Lim, Umberto Ansaldo

National University of Singapore, Singapore

This paper is a description of Cocos Malay, the variety of Malay spoken on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean. Based on a corpus collected during recent fieldwork on the Islands, the Cocos Malay sound system is presented, highlighting, in particular, a characteristic Cocos intonation pattern, as well as the inter-generational differences observed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Lim, Lisa / Ansaldo, Umberto (2003): "Sounds cocos", In ICPhS-15, 803-804.