Evaluating phonological status : significance of paradigm uniformity vs. prosodic group effects

A central concern of linguistic phonetics is to define criteria for determining the phonological status of sounds or sound properties observed in phonetic surface form. Based on acoustic measurements we show that the occ
A central concern of linguistic phonetics is to define criteria for determining the phonological status of sounds or sound properties observed in phonetic surface form. Based on acoustic measurements we show that the occurrence of syllabic sonorants vs. schwa-sonorant sequences in German is determined exclusively by segmental and prosodic structure, with no paradigm uniformity effects. We argue that these findings are consistent with a uniform representation of syllabic sonorants as schwa sonorant sequences in the lexicon. The stability of schwa in CVC-suffixes (e.g. the German diminutive suffix -chen), as opposed to its phonetic absence in a segmentally comparable underived context, is argued to be conditioned by the prosodic organisation of such suffixes external to the phonological word of the stem.
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Author:Renate Raffelsiefen, Caren Brinckmann
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1127101
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2009/04/28
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Creating Corporation:Institut für Deutsche Sprache <Mannheim>
Release Date:2009/04/28
Tag:German; paradigm uniformity ; phonological status ; phonological word
Source:http://www.icphs2007.de/conference/Papers/1684/1684.pdf; In: Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrücken
HeBIS PPN:215017099
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Phonetik/Phonologie / Phonetics/Phonology
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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