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LINGUIST List 25.513

Fri Jan 31 2014

Books: Friction between phonetics and phonology: Berns

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 31-Jan-2014
From: Martine Paulissen <lotuu.nl>
Subject: Friction between phonetics and phonology: Berns
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Title: Friction between phonetics and phonology
Subtitle: The status of affricates
Series Title: LOT Dissertation series
Published: 2013
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
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Book URL: http://www.lotpublications.nl/index3.html

Author: Janine Berns
Paperback: ISBN: 9789460931222 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 24.62
Abstract:

Affricates, which we find for instance at the beginning of English chip, constitute one of the mysteries of phonological science. Linguists have been quarrelling for quite some time how this articulatory complex sound, consisting of a plosive released into a fricative, has to be described phonologically. That is, do languages, or rather speakers of a language, treat these units as a kind of plosive or as a balanced plosive-fricative combination? This thesis presents an overview of the different analyses put forward in the history of phonological theory, and aims to break the current deadlock by addressing data from complementary sources; ranging from a genetically-balanced sample of the world’s languages to diachronic and synchronic French. It is shown that affricates are not as complex as we had once thought.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Subject Language(s): French (fra)

Written In: English (eng)

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