Perceptual similarity in loanword adaptation: English postvocalic word-final stops in Korean

  title={Perceptual similarity in loanword adaptation: English postvocalic word-final stops in Korean},
  author={Yoonjung Kang},
  pages={219 - 273}
When an English word with a postvocalic word-final stop is adapted to Korean, a vowel is variably inserted after the final stop. Vowel insertion in this position is puzzling not only because of its variability but also because of the fact that it is not motivated by the native phonology in any obvious way. After providing a thorough description of the vowel-insertion pattern on the basis of a survey of a large body of data, the paper proposes that vowel insertion is motivated to improve the… 
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