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Laryngeal Features and Laryngeal Neutralization

1st Edition

By Linda Lombardi


206 pages

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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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Phonetics and Phonology

This set of 23 volumes, originally published between 1952 and 1996, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on the subject of phonetics and phonology, including studies on the axiomatic method, nonlinear phonology, and prosodic phonology. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of language and linguistics.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General