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Observations on the phonetic realization of opaque schwa in Southern French

@inproceedings{Eychenne2015ObservationsOT,
  title={Observations on the phonetic realization of opaque schwa in Southern French},
  author={J. Eychenne},
  year={2015}
}
This paper discusses a little-known case of opacity found in some southern varieties of French, where the vowel /ə/, which is footed in the dependent syllable of a trochee, is usually realized as [o], like the full vowel /OE/. This case of opacity is particularly noteworthy because the opaque generalization is suprasegmental, not segmental. I show that, depending on how the phenomenon is analyzed derivationally, it simultaneously displays symptoms of counterbleeding and counterfeeding opacity… Expand
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