ERIC Number: EJ570313
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Physical Parameters Behind the Stop-Spirant Alternation in Spanish.
Widdison, Kirk A.
Southwest Journal of Linguistics, v16 n1-2 p73-84 1997
Spanish voiced stops /b,d,g/ exhibit [+continuant] allophonic variants in phonetic environments that vary across modern speech varieties. It is argued here that variation in voiced stops and spirants continues to be associated very directly with physical factors in speech production as circumscribed by five phonetic correlates of spoken language constraining these sounds, not movement toward economy. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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