Retroflex fricatives in Slavic languages

@article{Hamann2004RetroflexFI,
  title={Retroflex fricatives in Slavic languages},
  author={Silke Hamann},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={34},
  pages={53 - 67}
}
  • S. Hamann
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
The present study explores the phonetic and phonological grounds on which postalveolar fricatives in Polish can be analysed as retroflex, and considers whether postalveolar fricatives in other Slavic languages are retroflex as well. Velarization and incompatibility with front vowels are introduced as articulatory criteria for retroflexion, based on cross-linguistic data. According to these criteria, Polish and Russian have retroflex fricatives (i.e., /[small s with hook]/ and /[small z with… 

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