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Author Hall, T. Alan.

Title The Phonology of Coronals
Published Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1997
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Description 1 online resource (186 pages)
Contents THE PHONOLOGY OF CORONALS; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; NOTE ON TERMINOLOGY; Acknowledgements; INTRODUCTION; 1 THE FEATURE [CORONAL]; 2 FEATURE SPECIFICATIONS FOR CORONALS; 3 CORONAL CONSONANT INVENTORIES; 4 RHOTICS; CONCLUSION; APPENDIX 1: IPA SYMBOLS; APPENDIX 2: THE FEATURES AND THEIR DEFINITIONS; REFERENCES; SUBJECT INDEX; LANGUAGE INDEX
Summary This study investigates the phonological behavior of coronal consonants, i.e. sounds produced with the tip or blade of the tongue. The analysis draws on data from over 120 languages and dialects. A definition of coronality is proposed that rejects the current view holding that palatals are positively marked for this feature. The feature [coronal] is assumed to be privative; the natural class of noncoronals is captured with the feature [peripheral], which dominates [labial] and [velar] in feature geometry. The book contains a detailed examination of the phonological patterning of segments belon
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ISBN 9027275939
9789027275936