The Phonology of Yurok Glottalized Sonorants: Segmental Fission under Syllabification1

  title={The Phonology of Yurok Glottalized Sonorants: Segmental Fission under Syllabification1},
  author={Juliette Blevins},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={371 - 396}
  • J. Blevins
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
Yurok, an endangered Algic language of northwest California, has a series of glottalized sonorants which contrast with plain nonglottalized sonorants. Glottalized sonorants have interesting phonological properties which distinguish them from other segment types in Yurok, including a restriction to postvocalic environments and fission under syllabification. In this paper, I analyze sound patterns involving Yurok glottalized sonorants and discuss their implications for phonological theory. 
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