Phonetic Typology and Positional Allophones for Alveolar Rhotics in Catalan

  title={Phonetic Typology and Positional Allophones for Alveolar Rhotics in Catalan},
  author={Daniel Recasens and Aina Espinosa},
  volume={64 1},
The present study reports electropalatographic and acoustic data on the positional and contextual characteristics of alveolar taps and trills in Majorcan, Valencian and Eastern Catalan. The two consonant classes are invariably opposed by degree of tongue dorsum contact and F2, but only differentiated by place of articulation when constriction location for the trill is sufficiently retracted. Trills are produced with less than three contacts and may exhibit a single contact in utterance-initial… CONTINUE READING


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