LINGUIST List 14.652

Thu Mar 6 2003

Sum: French 'r', Spanish 'rr'

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  1. Jen Mah, French 'r', Spanish 'rr'

Message 1: French 'r', Spanish 'rr'

Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2003 13:20:13 +0000
From: Jen Mah <>
Subject: French 'r', Spanish 'rr'

About a week ago I posted a question about existing work done on the
representation of French 'r' and Spanish 'rr' using Feature Geometry
(Linguist 14.569). As promised, here is the list of references I
received. Many thanks to Travis Bradley and Adam Werle for bringing
these to my attention.

Bakovic, Eric. 1994. Strong onsets and Spanish fortition. In MIT
working papers in linguistics 23, edited by C. Giordano and
D. Ardron:21-39.

Bradley, Travis G. 2001. The phonetics and phonology of rhotic
duration contrast and neutralization: Doctoral dissertation,
Pennsylvania State University.

Colantoni, Laura. 2001. Mergers, Chain Shifts, and Dissimilatory
Processes: Palatals and rhotics in Argentine
Spanish. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Minnesota.

Inouye, Susan. 1995. Trills, taps and stops in contrast and variation:
Doctoral dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.

Mateus, Maria Helena, and Ernesto d'Andrade. 2000. The phonology of
Portuguese (The Phonology of the World's Languages). Oxford: Oxford
University Press.

Russell Webb, Eric. 2002. Lenition, elision, epenthesis and the
variable nature of French [R]. Ms., Western Michigan University.

Steriade, Donca. 1992. Complex onsets as single segments. Proceedings
of Phonology Conference, University of Illinois-Urbana, J. Cole &
C. Kisseberth (eds). Stanford: CSLI.

Steriade, Donca. 1993. Closure, release, and nasal contours. Phonetics
and Phonology 5, Marie K. Huffman & Rena A Krakow (eds.). San Diego:
Academic Press, 401-470.

Walsh Dickey, Laura. 1997. The phonology of
liquids. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jen Mah
MA Student
Department of Linguistics
University of Calgar 

Subject-Language: French;Spanish; Code: SPN 
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