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In recent years, traditional language descriptions as well as preservation and revitalization efforts have benefited from experimental approaches utilized in other fields of linguistics.• The integration of phonetic experimental methods has assisted in scientifically defining certain articulatory and acoustic parameters that would be impossible to identify otherwise (Hudu et al. 2009; Miller 2008; Miller & Finch 2011). Additionally, the use of psycholinguistic methods in O'Grady et al. (2009) aids in the documentation and assessment of language fluency for language revitalization purposes. This chapter reports acoustic and aerodynamic data collected to complement the description of stops in Somali Chizigula. Results from this study will also contribute to the ongoing discussion of the typology of N+stop sequences.

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Pages 427-447 of Africa's Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches, edited by Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence, 2017© is reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press.