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Phonology, its Faces and Interfaces


Edited By Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska and Eugeniusz Cyran

The papers collected in this volume examine selected aspects of the interaction of phonology with phonetics, morphosyntax and the lexicon in a variety of languages including Korean, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, British English, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Dutch and Hawaiian. In order to approach the role and ways of expressing extraphonological information in phonology, the international contributors adopt different methods of analysis (data gathering, experiments, theoretical discussions), couched in various theoretical frameworks (such as Optimality Theory and Government Phonology), which reveal both the multifarious faces and interfaces of modern phonological research.

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Representing non-neutralization in Polish sandhi-voicing (Geoffrey Schwartz)


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Geoffrey Schwartz

Representing non-neutralization in Polish sandhi-voicing

This paper will present an account of a dialectal Polish sandhi-voicing process within the Onset Prominence representational environment (OP; Schwartz 2013a et seq.). Polish sandhi-voicing has been persistently difficult for phonological frameworks to deal with, since it appears at first glance to be an assimilation process, yet is sensitive to the manner of articulation of the trigger. The present analysis builds on Cyran’s (2013) proposal that the voiced set in ‘true-voice’ languages such as Polish may be phonologically unspecified – a claim that we will show is entirely compatible with phonetic considerations. OP representations allow us to derive the phonetic facts of Polish sandhi-voicing, and encode the relative boundary strength, based on manner of articulation, that underlies the process.

1.  Introduction

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