LINGUIST List 9.564

Mon Apr 13 1998

Qs: Debuccalization, Interlinguistic small talk

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  1. Paul Fallon, Debuccalization
  2. Rodemeier, linguistic ettiquette and small talk

Message 1: Debuccalization

Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 14:40:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: Paul Fallon <pfallonpaprika.mwc.edu>
Subject: Debuccalization

Does anyone know of a synchronic alternation or diachronic sound change in
which an obstruent with secondary articulation like a (unit) /kw/
debuccalizes (loses its oral articulation) to become a glottal stop /?/,
or /thy/ > [h]. I've encountered several cases in which secondary
articulation is preserved on the glottal stop after debuccalization (e.g.
/?w/, /hy/. I've seen several cases where only the secondary articulation
is lost but primary articulation remains (e.g. /k/), or where primary and
secondary articulation fuse (or undergo tier promotion in Clements and
Hume's terms) (e.g. [p]). 

Please send responses to me and I will post a summary to the list.

Thank you.

Paul Fallon
pfallonpaprika.mwc.edu
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Message 2: linguistic ettiquette and small talk

Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 15:15:53 EDT
From: Rodemeier <Rodemeieraol.com>
Subject: linguistic ettiquette and small talk


I have a query concerning relevant literature about linguistic ettiquette and
the rules of small talk in intercultural communication. Most contrastive
studies are certainly relevant to the topic, whereas I am looking for
literature which deals with "intercultural communication" as a third culture,
meaning that interlocutors from different cultural background build something
third.
Thank you in advance

Peter Kistler M.A.
Technische Universitt Chemnitz
Interkulturelle Kommunikation
Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
e-mail: rodemeieraol.com
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