Why are voiced affricates avoided cross-linguistically? : evidence from an aerodynamic study

This paper shows that several typologically unrelated languages share the tendency to avoid voiced sibilant affricates. This tendency is explained by appealing to the phonetic properties of the sounds, and in particular 
This paper shows that several typologically unrelated languages share the tendency to avoid voiced sibilant affricates. This tendency is explained by appealing to the phonetic properties of the sounds, and in particular to their aerodynamic characteristics. On the basis of experimental evidence it is shown that conflicting air pressure requirements for maintaining voicing and frication are responsible for the avoidance of voiced affricates. In particular, the air pressure released from the stop phase of the affricate is too high to maintain voicing, which in consequence leads to a devoicing of the frication part.
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Author:Susanne Fuchs, Marzena Zygis
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1149867
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2010/04/20
Year of first Publication:2008
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2010/04/20
SWD-Keyword:Affrikata; Phonetik
Source:http://issp2008.loria.fr/Proceedings/PDF/issp2008-100.pdf ; (in:) Rudolph Sock, Susanne Fuchs, Yves Laprie: Proceedings of the 8th International Seminar on Speech Production. - Strasbourg: Institute de phonetique, 2008, S. 425-428
HeBIS PPN:224873784
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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