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ERIC Number: EJ558322
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
The Variable Deletion of Unstressed Vowels in Faialense Portuguese.
Silva, David James
Language Variation and Change, v9 n3 p295-308 1997
Conversational data from a native speaker of European Portuguese from the island of Faial were analyzed to determine segmental and prosodic contexts favoring unstressed vowel deletion. Factors such as rhythmic preservation, syllable structure, and functional load are discounted in the analysis, suggesting vowel deletion is essentially a word-based variable process in Portuguese. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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