The diachronic emergence of retroflex segments in three languages

  • The present study shows that though retroflex segments can be considered articulatorily marked, there are perceptual reasons why languages introduce this class into their phoneme inventory. This observation is illustrated with the diachronic developments of retroflexes in Norwegian (North- Germanic), Nyawaygi (Australian) and Minto-Nenana (Athapaskan). The developments in these three languages are modelled in a perceptually oriented phonological theory, since traditional articulatorily-based features cannot deal with such processes.

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Author:Silke HamannORCiDGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1133551
URL:http://user.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/~hamann/Hamann2005LINK.pdf
ISSN:0927-300X
Parent Title (German):LINK: tijdschrift voor linguistiek te Utrecht
Publisher:Universiteit Utrecht
Place of publication:Utrecht
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2005
Year of first Publication:2005
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2009/10/01
GND Keyword:Phonetik; Retroflex
Volume:15
Issue:1
Page Number:18
First Page:29
Last Page:48
Source:http://user.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/~hamann/Hamann2005LINK.pdf ; (in:) LINK: tijdschrift voor linguistiek te Utrecht. - Utrecht: 15,1, 2005, S. 29-48
HeBIS-PPN:219016445
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Phonetik/Phonologie / Phonetics/Phonology
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht