Dschang syllable structure

Bird, Steven (1999) Dschang syllable structure. [Book Chapter]

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The syllable structure of Dschang is interesting for a variety of reasons. Most notable is the aspiration which can appear on most consonant types, including voiced stops. I shall argue that aspiration is best viewed as moraic, contributing to the weight of a syllable. An understanding of the syllable structure also gives valuable insights into the phonemic inventory and the distributional asymmetries, and helps to explain some curious morphophonemic vowel alternations in the imperative construction.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Subjects:Linguistics > Morphology
Linguistics > Phonology
ID Code:2183
Deposited By: Bird, Steven
Deposited On:16 Apr 2002
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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