Syllabic consonants like R, L, M, N are versions of the consonants r, l, m, n which serve as syllabic nuclei (= cores of syllables) just like vowels.
In rapid pronunciations of English, one can also hear syllabic (= ‘bossy’) L, M, and N
I have no expertise in this area, but I find Dr. Miyake’s writing entirely accessible. It’s more in-depth than language trivia, but it isn’t that incomprehensible blather that seems to pass for writing in parts of the academic community.
A decrepit old fool thinks outside the box in Multiple choice certainty and the failure of imagination:
I often know that I’m right. That is, when it’s SO obvious that the only way to proceed is “X,” I just don’t understand why anyone would disagree. Then I get slapped in the face by a different concept that I just… didn’t imagine.
I often disagree with what he writes, but he’s no fool. His age and decrepitude I can’t address.
And finally, here’s a brief introduction to international economics, in layman’s terms.