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Title :英語における「声の同化」について
Title alternative :Voicing Assimilation in English
Authors :石原, 昌英
Authors alternative :Ishihara, Masahide
Issue Date :Dec-1997
Abstract :This paper presents an argument against the claim made by Mester and Ito (1989) and Lombardi (1991, 1995) that feature [voiced] is privative. Based on an analysis of the appearance of /p/ in words such as assumption and redemption, I argue that the feature is binary. That is, [-voiced] should be present and active in the lexical phonology of English. I also show that, in addition to the emergence of the voiceless bilabial stop, the leftward spreading of a Laryngeal Node dominating [-voiced] causes devoicing of both /b/ and /v/ as well as despirantization in words like description and reception. I also argue that devoicing of the plural suffix after a voiceless obstruent is due to a spreading of a Laryngeal Node dominating [-voiced]. It is not due to a constraint which requires a tautosyllablic sequence of obstruents have the same value of the [voiced] feature.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :1341-0482
Publisher :琉球大学法文学部
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/2744
Citation :琉球大学欧米文化論集 = Ryudai Review of Euro-American Studies no.42 p.1 -19
Appears in Collections:No.42 (1997/12)

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