SEGMENTAL ENVIRONMENTS OF SPANISH DIPHTHONGIZATION

@inproceedings{Albright2001SEGMENTALEO,
  title={SEGMENTAL ENVIRONMENTS OF SPANISH DIPHTHONGIZATION},
  author={Adam Albright and A Andrade and Bruce Hayes},
  year={2001}
}
Spanish diphthongization is a well-known example of an exceptionful phonological alternation. Although many forms do exhibit an alternation (e.g. [sentamos] ~ [sjento] ‘we/I sit’, [kontamos] ~ [kwento] ‘we/I count’), many others do not (e.g. [rentamos] ~ [rento] ‘we/I rent’, [montamos] ~ [monto] ‘we/I mount’). Previous accounts of the alternation have largely accepted this unpredictability at face value, focusing on setting up appropriate lexical representations to distinguish alternating from… CONTINUE READING

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