German fricatives: coda devoicing or positional faithfulness?*

  title={German fricatives: coda devoicing or positional faithfulness?*},
  author={Jill Beckman and M. Jessen and Catherine Ringen},
  pages={231 - 268}
Abstract In this paper we show how Jessen & Ringen's (2002) analysis of voicing in German stops can be extended to account for the voicing of German fricatives. It is argued that while stops in German contrast for the feature [spread glottis], fricatives contrast for [voice] (and [spread glottis]). Our analysis, which involves presonorant faithfulness, is compared to an analysis with coda devoicing. We show that the two analyses make crucially different predictions, and present experimental… Expand

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