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The Special Status of Coronals: Internal and External Evidence - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125449663, 9781483219325

The Special Status of Coronals: Internal and External Evidence

1st Edition

Phonetics and Phonology, Vol. 2

Editors: Carole Paradis Jean-François Prunet
eBook ISBN: 9781483219325
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th February 1991
Page Count: 250
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Phonetics and Phonology, Volume 2: The Special Status of Coronals: Internal and External Evidence contains a phonetic survey of coronal articulations and discusses many aspects of the phonological behavior of coronals as opposed to noncoronals.

This book discusses the asymmetry and visibility in consonant articulations, coronal places of articulation, and underspecification of coronals in English. The cluster condition in Attic Greek, palatalization and representation of coronal, and relationship between laterality and coronality are also elaborated. This publication likewise covers the cross-linguistic survey of consonant harmony, coronals in child phonology, and coronal transparency in vowel spreading.

This volume is intended for graduate students and scholars interested in phonology, phonetics, general linguistics, psycholinguistics, or language pathology.

Table of Contents




Introduction: Asymmetry and Visibility in Consonant Articulations

1. Background

2. Central Concepts

3. On the Special Status of Coronals

4. Some Theoretical Implications

5. Conclusion


Coronal Places of Articulation

1. Introduction

2. Terminology

3. Descriptions of Coronals

4. Features Proposed for Coronals

5. Discussion


Coronals and the Phonotactics of Nonadjacent Consonants in English

1. Introduction

2. Distinguishing MSCs from SSCs

3. The Underspecification of Coronals in English


Coronals, Consonant Clusters, and the Coda Condition

1. Introduction

2. The Special Behavior of Coronals: English

3. The Special Behavior of Coronals: Menomini

4. The Cluster Condition: Diola Fogny

5. Coronals Again: The Cluster Condition in Attic Greek

6. The Coda Condition and Place Features: Japanese

7. A Mixed Case: Finnish

8. Issues in Underspecification

9. Conclusions


Palatalization and Coronality

1. Introduction

2. Palatalization and the Representation of Coronal

3. An Alternative Solution

4. Palatalization and Secondary Articulation

5. Conclusion


On the Relationship between Laterality and Coronality

1. Introduction

2. Assumptions

3. The SV Hypothesis

4. The Coronal Properties

5. Conclusion


Consonant Harmony Systems: The Special Status of Coronal Harmony

1. Introduction

2. Cross-Linguistic Survey of Consonant Harmony

3. Theoretical Framework

4. Harmony Systems and the Scansion Parameter

5. Consonant Harmony across Place of Articulation

6. Chumash Coronal Harmony

7. Tahltan Coronal Harmony

8. Conclusions


On the Universality of the Coronal Articulator

1. Introduction

2. Two Theories for the Place Node

3. The Coronal Node in Sanskrit

4. Korean Place Assimilation

5. On the Universality of the Articulator Nodes


The Underspecification of Coronals: Evidence from Language Acquisition and Performance Errors

1. Introduction

2. Something versus Nothing

3. Coronals in Speech Errors

4. Coronals in Child Phonology

5. Other Explanations

6. Discussion and Conclusions


On the Special Status of Coronals in Aphasia

1. Introduction

2. Method

3. Segmental Representation

4. Substitutions and Consonant Harmonies: Predictions

5. Consonant Epenthesis and Syncopation Processes

6. Coronal Transparency in Vowel Spreading

7. Conclusion




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About the Editors

Carole Paradis

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Département de langues et linguistique, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Jean-François Prunet

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