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ERIC Number: ED342259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 13
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On Predicting the Glottal Stop in Hualapai.
Folarin, Antonia Y.
Based on the unsubstantiated conclusion of many Hualapai analysts that the glottal stop is one of the phonemes of the language, this paper argues that the glottal stop is for the most part predictable. Data are presented to show the instability as well as the predictability of the glottal stop, and rules are presented, based on the Sound Pattern of English feature system, for the derivation of the glottal stop. Various grammatical functions that the glottal stop performs are presented, along with an explanation of how it is gradually losing this role in Hualapai syntax. Finally, evidence from other Yuman languages (e.g., Mohave, Cocopa, Paipai, Diegueno and others) is used to show that this gradual loss of the syntactic role of the glottal stop is not unique to Hualapai. The data used in this analysis are taken primarily from Wares (1968), Hinton and Langdon (1976), and Watahomigie et al. (1982). Contains 19 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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