Studies in Honour of Piotr Ruszkiewicz
Edited By Alicja Witalisz
Consonants at Domain Edges: Government-based Considerations of the Selected Phenomena in Slavic Languages: Anna Bloch-Rozmej
Consonants at Domain Edges: Government-based Considerations of the Selected Phenomena in Slavic Languages
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
The major aim of this article is to depict the exiting typological differences in terms of consonant configurations available at the right edge of phonological domains in a number of Slavic languages as well as present the mechanisms offered by the model of Government Phonology to account for the evidence. We shall focus on two important aspects related to the behavior of consonantal segments – namely, their distribution and the changes in the laryngeal specification of melodies, with a special focus on the phenomenon of devoicing. We shall try to delineate the areas of systemic overlaps as well as pinpoint the significant differences that occur among Slavic languages.
The article is organized as follows. We start by outlining the fundamental notions pertaining to syllable structure and the organization of phonological melodies within the classical framework of Government Phonology (Kaye – Lowenstamm – Vergnaud1 1985, 1990; Harris 1994; Gussmann 2002, 2007; Bloch-Rozmej 2008). It is also in this theoretical section that the representation of voicing will be addressed. Further, some general information concerning the syllable structure of the selected Slavic languages will be presented, as discussed in Dalewska-Greń (2002). We shall translate the conventionally-accepted facts onto the government-based terminology, thus providing their framework-internal interpretation. Next we shall proceed to examine the absolute final position of Slavic words and determine the...
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