Canadian Raising, Opacity, and Rephonemicization

@article{Idsardi2006CanadianRO,
  title={Canadian Raising, Opacity, and Rephonemicization},
  author={W. Idsardi},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique},
  year={2006},
  volume={51},
  pages={119 - 126}
}
  • W. Idsardi
  • Published 2006
  • Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique
Abstract Canadian Raising—the phonetic changes in vowel quality and quantity in the diphthongs /ai/ and/ au/ before voiceless consonants—has been of considerable importance to phonological theories ever since Joos (1975). The opaque interaction of Canadian Raising and flapping in words such as writer consitutes one of the main arguments for rule ordering in phonology (Chomsky and Halle 1968; Chambers 1975). Recently, Mielke, Armstrong, and Hume (2003) have challenged Joos’s phonemic splitting… Expand

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