Gestural Alignment Constraints and Unstressed Vowel Devoicing in Andean Spanish *

@inproceedings{Delforge2008GesturalAC,
  title={Gestural Alignment Constraints and Unstressed Vowel Devoicing in Andean Spanish *},
  author={Ann Marie Delforge},
  year={2008}
}
This paper applies the gestural alignment constraint schema proposed by Gafos (2002) to unstressed vowel devoicing in Andean Spanish. I will argue that this approach successfully addresses several characteristics identified in novel data from Cusco, Peru that depart from cross-linguistic trends in vowel devoicing and cannot be readily explained in terms of more traditional Articulatory Phonology phasing terminology. The discussion is organized as follows: Section 2 provides a description of… CONTINUE READING

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