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제목 An Alternative Approach to Realizations of the Medial [nt] Cluster in English
저자 Chin-Wan Chung
권/호 제24권 / 4호
출처 1-22
논문게재일 2016.12.31.
초록 Chung, Chin-Wan. (2016). An Alternative Approach to Realizations of the Medial [nt] Cluster in English. The Linguistic Association of Korean Journal, 24(4), 1-22. This study focuses on the realizations of medial [nt] cluster and provides a foot-based account of it. The analysis argues that the deletion of the [t] occurs only within a foot when the [t] of the [nt] is the onset of a non-head syllable of a trochaic, a dactylic, and a superfoot. This optional deletion in English targets a segment occurring in a prosodically non-prominent syllable. By employing foot-based analytic assumption, we are able to explain extensive realizations of the medial [nt] cluster which includes the examples of aspiration and glottalization of the [t] instead of deletion to avoid the medial [nt] sequence. The aspiration and glottalization examples are problematic to a syllable-based analysis due to its restricted domain. The analysis reveals that English seems to use deletion, glottalization, and foot-structure to avoid the medial [nt] cluster, which is typologically interesting.
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