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Subject: secondary articulation vs assimilation
Question: Hello guys

I was teaching a linguistics class and I came across this topic
''secondary articulation''. It was the first time for me to hear the
term. I had always known that the effect of a preceding or
following sound is called ''assimilation''. But in the book I have ,
both terms seem to be different. I did some research on both terms,
but I can't seem to reach a satisfying conclusion.

It says that assimilation involves quality and SA involves just
place of articulation. I find that so vague. So, is assimilation
the broader term? In other words, is secondary articulation a type
of assimilation?

From: Teacher Eman
Date: 30-Dec-2013
  1. Re: secondary articulation vs assimilation    Robert A Papen     (09-Jan-2014)
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