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ERIC Number: ED105745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 9
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A Note on the French Vowel System. Cahiers Linguistiques d'Ottawa (Ottawa Papers on Linguistics), Vol. 4, No. 1.
Walker, Douglas C.
This note examines motivations and consequences of a widely held generative phonological analysis of the Modern French vowel system. This analysis claims that only three degrees of vowel height are distinctive in Modern French. It is argued that the analysis would be improved by adding an additional degree of vowel height, creating a system which meets the minimum requirements of observational adequacy and phonetic realism. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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