René Kager

List of John Benjamins publications for which René Kager plays a role.


Linguistics in the Netherlands 1999

Edited by Renée van Bezooijen and René Kager

[Linguistics in the Netherlands, 16] 1999. xii, 231 pp.
Subjects Theoretical linguistics

Linguistics in the Netherlands 1998

Edited by Renée van Bezooijen and René Kager

[Linguistics in the Netherlands, 15] 1998. xii, 212 pp.
Subjects Theoretical linguistics


Previous studies have reported perceptual advantages, such as when discriminating non-native linguistic or musical pitch differences, among first-year infants growing up in bilingual over monolingual environments. It is unclear whether such effects should be attributed to bilinguals’ enhanced… read more
Liu, Liquan, Ao Chen and René Kager 2017 Perception of tones in Mandarin and Dutch adult listenersLanguage and Linguistics 18:4, pp. 622–646 | Article
This paper examines the nature of categorical perception (CP) effects in Mandarin and Dutch adult listeners through identification and discrimination tasks using lexical tonal contrasts and through the CP index analysis. In identification tasks, Mandarin listeners identify tones in accordance… read more
Previous studies investigating possible differences between monolingual and bilingual infants’ vocabulary development have produced mixed results. The current study examines the size of the total receptive and expressive vocabulary, total conceptual vocabulary, and specific Dutch vocabulary of two… read more
Pinget, Anne-France, Hans Van de Velde and René Kager 2014 Cross-regional differences in the perception of fricative devoicingAbove and Beyond the Segments: Experimental linguistics and phonetics, Caspers, Johanneke, Yiya Chen, Willemijn Heeren, Jos Pacilly, Niels O. Schiller and Ellen van Zanten (eds.), pp. 230–245 | Article
In Dutch, onset /v/ is becoming voiceless. Regional differences have been observed in the degree of devoicing and in the acoustic implementation of the /v/–/f/ contrast. We test whether these regional differences – reflecting different stages of the change in progress – are reflected in perception.… read more
Kager, René and Keren Shatzman 2007 Phonological constraints in speech processingLinguistics in the Netherlands 2007, Los, Bettelou and Marjo van Koppen (eds.), pp. 99–111 | Article
Kager, René, Suzanne van der Feest, Paula Fikkert, Annemarie Kerkhoff and Tania S. Zamuner 2007 2. Representations of [voice]: Evidence from acquisitionVoicing in Dutch: (De)voicing – phonology, phonetics, and psycholinguistics, Weijer, Jeroen van de and Erik Jan van der Torre (eds.), pp. 41–80 | Article
We consider two theories of laryngeal representation, one using a single feature [voice] generalizing across prevoicing languages and aspiration languages, and the other using multiple features: [voice] for pre-voicing languages and [spread glottis] for aspiration languages. We derive predictions… read more
Bezooijen, Renée van and René Kager 1999 PrefaceLinguistics in the Netherlands 1999, Bezooijen, Renée van and René Kager (eds.), p.  | Miscellaneous
Kager, René 1999 Surface Opacity of Metrical Structure in Optimality TheoryThe Derivational Residue in Phonological Optimality Theory, Hermans, Ben and Marc van Oostendorp (eds.), pp. 207 ff. | Article
Bezooijen, Renée van and René Kager 1998 PrefaceLinguistics in the Netherlands 1998, Bezooijen, Renée van and René Kager (eds.), p.  | Miscellaneous
Kager, René 1995 On foot templates and root templatesLinguistics in the Netherlands 1995, Dikken, Marcel den and Kees Hengeveld (eds.), pp. 125–138 | Article