Towards a typology of stop assibilation

@inproceedings{Hall2006TowardsAT,
  title={Towards a typology of stop assibilation},
  author={T. Hall and S. Hamann},
  year={2006}
}
  • T. Hall, S. Hamann
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Abstract In this article we propose that there are two universal properties for phonological stop assibilations, namely (i) assibilations cannot be triggered by /i/ unless they are also triggered by /j/, and (ii) voiced stops cannot undergo assibilations unless voiceless ones do. The article presents typological evidence from assibilations in over 30 languages supporting both (i) and (ii). It is argued that assibilations are to be captured in the Optimality Theoretic framework by ranking… CONTINUE READING
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