Consonant structure and prevocalization

Natalie Operstein

This monograph proposes a new interpretation of the intrasegmental structure of consonants and provides the first systematic intra- and cross-linguistic study of consonant prevocalization. The proposed model represents consonants as inherently bigestural and makes strong predictions that are automatically relevant to phonological theory at both the diachronic and synchronic levels, and also to the phonetics of articulatory evolution. It also clearly demonstrates that a wide generalization of the notion of consonant prevocalization; provides a uniform account for many well-known; and, processes generally considered independent - from asynchronous palatalization in Polish to intrusive [registered] in nonrhotic English, to vowel epentheses in Avestan, and to pre-/s/ vowel prothesis in Welsh. Consonant prevocalization has not played a significant role in the development of modern phonological theory to date, and this work is the first to highlight its broad theoretical significance. It develops important theoretical insights, with a wealth of supporting data and a rich bibliography. No doubt, this book will be of great interest to phonologists, phoneticians, typologists, and historical linguists.

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  • 1. Preface & acknowledgments, pix-x
  • 2. Part I. The theory
  • 3. Consonant prevocalization, p3-40
  • 4. Intrasegmental consonant structure, p41-72
  • 5. Related processes, p73-92
  • 6. Part II. The data
  • 7. Front prevowels, p95-162
  • 8. Other prevowels, p163-188
  • 9. Conclusions and outlook, p189-192
  • 10. References, p193-216
  • 11. Appendix I. Rosapelly's vocaloid, p217-218
  • 12. Appendix II. Languages in the survey, p219-228
  • 13. Index of languages, p229-232
  • 14. Index of subjects and terms, p233-234

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書名 Consonant structure and prevocalization
著作者等 Operstein Natalie
シリーズ名 Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science
出版元 J. Benjamins
刊行年月 c2010
ページ数 x, 234 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9789027248282
NCID BB02372969
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ