By Max W. Wheeler
This can be the main complete account of Catalan phonology ever released. Catalan is a Romance language, occupying a place someplace among French, Spanish, and Italian. it's the first language of six and a part million humans within the northeastern Spain and of the peoples of Andorra, French Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, and a small area of Sardinia. Dr Wheeler describes Barcelona pronunciation and the foremost different types of western Catalonia, Valencia, and Majorca, and considers social and stylistic variation.
The author's method is thru a transparent, pragmatic model of orthodox Optimality concept and is proficient by means of shut awareness to articulatory phonetics. He incorporates a great account of post-lexical (phrasal) phonology and has designed his method of be of utmost use to these looking both to appreciate the phonology and morphology of Catalan and its kinds or to set those inside a comparative or typological viewpoint. After an advent to the types of Catalan the writer devotes chapters to section inventories; syllable constitution; phrasal phonology; coda voicing; coda position; cluster aid; epenthesis; tension and prosody; observe phonology and allomorphy; and the syllabification of pronominal clitics. The booklet is absolutely referenced and incorporates a accomplished bibliography. it really is more likely to be the normal account of its topic for a few years.
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On the other hand, the trill requires a tensed, controlled, and precise gesture in order to initiate passive vibration of the articulator by virtue of the Bernoulli eVect. The trill is not simply a sequence of taps; the two rhotics involve completely diVerent production mechanisms . . With regard to perception, . . cross-linguistically, taps tend to prefer intervocalic position and avoid word edges in order to maintain voicing and enhance perceptibility . . The tap’s brief closure duration is cued by the rapid transitions between its alveolar contact period and the adjacent vowels.
On the model of tableau (24), in the *Hold » *Fast dialects, the version [k@Ô. re], represented with a coda tap, would be preferred. 12 (24) carrer MAX /kaR Re/ k . re *! k . ɾe *! *HOLD/[σC_ *HOLD/V_V *FAST *HOLD * * * e e k ɾ. * k ɾ. re *! e e F k r. re e k r. ɾe * ** *! * e 12 Padgett (2003) oVers a phonetically and theoretically detailed account of Catalan rhotics and their distribution, in terms of Dispersion Theory, that builds on Bradley (2001). Padgett’s paper came to my attention too late to be reXected in the exposition here.
There is one set of words in which [·] is the norm in all regional varieties. This set consists of words such as those in (25a) in which [·] descends from Latin initial l- or intervocalic -ll-. (a) invariant /·/ lluna [ ·un@] ‘moon’ llegir [·@ Zi] ‘read’ cavall [k@ Ba·] ‘horse’ ella [ e·@] ‘she’ (b) /·/ $ /j/ all ‘garlic’ fulla ‘leaf’ tallar ‘cutV’ orella ‘ear’ ull ‘eye’ Ñ Ñ Ñ Ñ Ñ (25) Ñ 13 Some dialects in the north lack d-epenthesis, and have forms such as entenra` [@nt@n ra], valra` [b@l ra], in line with the morpheme-internal pattern of rhotic distribution seen in honra.