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Caraterísticas fonéticas do Português da Ilha Terceira
Phonetic characteristics of the Portuguese island of Terceira

Author(s): Sylwia Mikołajczak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: dialect of Terceira Island; phonetic characteristics; anti‑hiatic vowel release, diphthongization; vocalic harmonization

Summary/Abstract: phonetic, distinctive characteristics of Portuguese spoken in Terceira Island (the Azores). The dialect reveals such phonetic properties as anti‑hiatic vowel release and diphthongization, of which the first is almost totally limited to Terceira Island. Whereas, other phonetic characteristics such as labialization of the vowel [u], commonly occurring in the western and eastern groups of the islands, does not apply to the dialect of Terceira. Therefore, it is anticipated that the features of the northern dialects of Portugal had more influence on the Portuguese of Terceira Island than the southern ones.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 417-424
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Portuguese