The Special Status of Coronals

The Special Status of Coronals : Internal and External Evidence

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This volume is intended for phonologists, and general and psycho-linguistic specialists, as a tool to evaluate competing theories of markedness and segmental structure. It explores the modern answers to traditional questions, with a view to applying the results to historical linguistics, acquisition theories, and phonetics. Seven of the 10 papers concentrate on internal evidence (phonological arguments) and the other three are based on external evidence (normal and asphasic speech errors) and phonetics. This combination of internal and external evidence aims at settling numerous claims, often unsubstantiated or even contradictory, to the effect that the special status of coronals is reflected both in phonology proper and in connected domains.
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  • Hardback | 231 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 19.05mm | 436g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0125449666
  • 9780125449663

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Introduction - asymmetry and visibility in consonant articulations, C.Paradis and J.-F. Prunet; coronal places of articulation, P.A.Keating; coronals and the phonotactics of nonadjacent consonants in English, S.Davis; coronals, consonant clusters, and the Coda condition, M.Yip; palatalization and coronality, A.Lahiri and V.Evers; on the relationship between laterality and coronality, K.Rice and P.Avery; consonant harmony systems - the special status of coronal harmony, P.A.Shaw; on the universality of the coronal articulator, Y.-M. Yu Cho; the underspecification of coronals - evidence from language acquisition and performance error, J.P.Stemberger and C.Stoel-Gammon; on the special status of coronals in aphasia, R.Beland and Y.Favreau.
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