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1st Edition

Laryngeal Features and Laryngeal Neutralization

ISBN 9781138317949
Published April 15, 2020 by Routledge
210 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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.