Problems in the classification of approximants

@article{MartnezCeldrn2004ProblemsIT,
  title={Problems in the classification of approximants},
  author={Eugenio Mart{\'i}nez-Celdr{\'a}n},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={34},
  pages={201 - 210}
}
  • E. Martínez-Celdrán
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
The aim of this paper is to show that the approximant feature refers to a phonetic class which includes other subcategories of sounds, such as semi-vowels, rhotics, laterals and a subset of consonants. The consonants – due to the lack of articulatory precision – keep neither the obligatory closure for stops nor the aerodynamic characteristics required to produce a turbulent airstream, as is characteristic of fricatives. I am referring to these sounds as [[Voiced bilabial fricative] [Voiced… 
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