Evidence against voicing spread in Kera

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Pearce, Mary
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Date:
2006
Part Of Series:
UCL Working papers in linguistics 18
Extent:
pages 345-355
Abstract:
This paper presents the evidence that the phonological rule of longdistance voicing assimilation claimed to exist in Kera (Odden 1994, Rose and Walker 2004 and Uffmann 2003) can now be viewed as longdistance tone spreading instead. This eliminates one of the rare cases of long-distance consonant to consonant effects found in the literature. This supports the claims of Gafos (1998) that there are no real consonant to consonant effects, and that intervening segments always show signs of the spreading feature.
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Published
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Chad
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Subject:
Phonological descriptions
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Entry Number:
2637