ERIC Number: ED105741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Tensions phonologiques en francais (Phonological Tensions in French). Montreal Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 1.
This paper presents a diachronic phonological analysis of French in order to show that Kiparsky's (1972) argument against formal (or language-specific) notation is based on a small sample of phenomena and is therefore not valid. Examples of vocalic tension in French are given, and the process from tension to relaxation is described. This tension is also shown to have an influence on the development of the lexicon as well as grammar rules in French. Formal analysis of tension thus shows it to bear a close relation to grammatical rules. A functional (or universal) analysis, on the other hand, would have to be more complicated in order to account for exceptions. (AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montreal Univ. (Quebec).; Quebec Univ., Montreal.; McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec).
Note: In French