First published in 1994. In this study, the author proposes that neutralization is the result of a wellformedness condition that the author calls the Laryngeal Constraint: In languages that have laryngeal neutralization, a laryngeal node is only licensed in a particular syllabic configuration; elsewhere the node will delink to repair the violation of well-formedness. This approach to neutralization is required to correctly explain the typology of laryngeal neutralization. This title will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Laryngeal Features of Obstruents 2. The Feature [Voice] and Voicing Assimilation 3. Glottalization and Aspiration 4. Laryngeal Phonology of Sonorants; Bibliography; Index
Linda Lombardi received a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and after a decade in academia she became a small mammal keeper while writing a column about pets and animals for the Associated Press. Lombardi has written for newspapers, magazines and websites on a variety of topics including home and garden, pets and animals, food, travel, and all things Japanese.