Guaraní Voiceless Stops in Oral versus Nasal Contexts: An Acoustical Study

  title={Guaran{\'i} Voiceless Stops in Oral versus Nasal Contexts: An Acoustical Study},
  author={Rachel Walker},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  pages={63 - 94}
  • Rachel Walker
  • Published 1 June 1999
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
This acoustic study investigates voiceless stops in Guaraní that are described as transparent to nasal harmony. Voiceless stops in oral versus nasal contexts are examined in relation to theoretical issues of locality and phonetic implementation. First, the oral/nasal and voicing properties of the stops are considered in connection to proposals in phonological theory that feature spreading produces strictly continuous spans of a spreading property. The stops are discovered to display the… 

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