[voice] And/versus [spread glottis] in the modified Leiden model Cover Image

[voice] And/versus [spread glottis] in the modified Leiden model
[voice] And/versus [spread glottis] in the modified Leiden model

Author(s): Dániel Huber, Katalin Balogné Bérces
Subject(s): Phonetics / Phonology
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: laryngeal phonology; Government Phonology; feature geometry; voicing; aspiration;

Summary/Abstract: The paper stresses the need to distinguish between two subtypes of binary laryngeal systems, viz. [voice] languages versus [spread glottis] languages (“laryngeal realism”—Honeybone 2005). It criticizes the use of the primes H and L for this distinction in Government Phonology, and proposes an alternative representation, based on Backley-Takahashi (1998) and Nasukawa-Backley (2005). This feature geometric model assumes the same set of melodic components for obstruents and sonorants within a system but with a difference in the status of source elements across the language types. Therefore, accompanied by the mechanism of element activation, it is claimed to capture the cross-linguistic observations more adequately.

  • Issue Year: 57/2010
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 444-457
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English