Patterns of nasalisation in languages near Vanimo

  title={Patterns of nasalisation in languages near Vanimo},
  author={Mark Donohue},
Nasalisation is examined in languages of the Vanimo coast area of New Guinea. We find evidence that in some languages the specification [± nasal] is applied to each segment; there are both underlyingly oral and nasal vowels, and oral and nasal voiced stops. Other languages show a [± nasal] contrast at a syllable level: nasalisation is realised on a syllable… CONTINUE READING