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СКРИТИЯТ ТРЕТИ ЕЛЕМЕНТ ВЪВ ФОНОЛОГИЯТА (ПРОСТРАНСТВЕН СТРУКТУРЕН МОДЕЛ)
THE HIDDEN THIRD ELEMENT IN PHONOLOGY (SPATIAL STRUCTURAL MODEL)

Author(s): Borislav Popov
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Philology
Published by: ЮГОЗАПАДЕН УНИВЕРСИТЕТ »НЕОФИТ РИЛСКИ«
Keywords: phonology; binary oppositions; structural relations; neutralization; correlation; three-element structural model
Summary/Abstract: The paper presents a three-element (three-dimensional) structural model which advances a new theoretical approach in phonology and offers a different perspective to the elements and structural relations constituting the micro-systems of binary oppositions. The hidden third element has been presented through its spatial synchronic projection realized as a functional equivalent to a phoneme. Its manifestation in standart Bulgarian style is to be identified in the position of neutralization between the vowels in the correlation open – closed (tense - lax) and between the consonants in the correlation voiced – voiceless and clear – dark. Unlike the binary opposition model, the three-element structural model is one that reflects in a more realistic manner the natural state of both the phonetic and the phonological systems in accord with three-dimensional space as well as with the natural laws of physics and natural systems (constructions).

  • Page Range: 95-101
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Bulgarian