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Title:Weakening of Intervocalic /P, T, K/ in Two Spanish Dialects: Toward the Quantification of Lenition Processes
Author(s):Lewis, Anthony Murray
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Hualde, Jose Ignacio
Department / Program:Spanish
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Language, Modern
Abstract:The dissertation concludes with a discussion of the implications of the experiment's results on our present understanding of stop implementation in Spanish, and suggested avenues for future research. These include the proposal of a method by which the imperfect relationship between speech style and speech rate may be better understood, the consideration of the abruptness and degree of changes in relative intensity values in a vowel---stop consonant---vowel sequence as a potential metric by which stop lenition may be quantified, and finally, the application of a similar experimental method to the voiced stops /b, d, g/ in order to gain insight into the nature by which phonological contrast is upheld in the Spanish stop series.
Issue Date:2001
Description:177 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3023119
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2001

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