ERIC Number: ED351851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Retraction in Cariocan Portuguese.
This study looks at the retraction phenomenon of the alveolar fricatives [s] and [z] in Cariocan Portuguese, the dialect used in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and its correlation with selected social characteristics of the study's informants. No prior study exists that focuses only on this phonological feature in this dialect. Before describing retraction, the consonant system of Brazilian Portuguese with 19 phonemes is shown to be validated. Data collected in Rio de Janeiro using techniques adopted by linguists such as Labov are presented. As the data are presented, results of the sample are provided as well as the statistical significance of the results in relation to the production rate of the feature studied. Finally, the importance of the study is evaluated. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Brazil (Rio de Janeiro); Fricatives; Retraction (Linguistics)
Note: In: Linn, Mary Sarah, Ed. and Oliverio, Giulia, R. M., Ed. Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 17, Numbers 1 and 2; see FL 020 603.