Front Vowels, Coronal Consonants and Their Interaction in Nonlinear Phonology
First published in 1994. This study aims to provide evidence for the natural class of sounds comprised of front vowels, front glides and coronal consonants. The author also shows that a revised definition of the articulator feature [coronal] properly characterises this natural class of sounds. The study provides a formal representation of front vowels and coronal consonants and their interaction within a nonlinear model of feature organisation. This title will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.
1. Introduction 2. Phonetic Correlates of [Coronal] 3. The Feature Specification of Coronals 4. The Nonlinear Organization of Consonant and Vowel Features 5. Consonant-to-Front Vowel Assimilation 6. Maltese Arabic 7. Coronal Vowel and Consonants Parallelisms in Maltese Arabic 8. Conclusion; References; Index