Central vs. back vowels

Statement of Responsibility:
Parker, Steve
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Date:
2000
Publisher:
SIL-UND
Publisher Place:
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Part Of Series:
Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota Session 44
Extent:
19 pages
Abstract:
At least fourteen languages contrast a central and a back vowel which are otherwise identical (in height, rounding, tenseness, etc.). Three previous feature systems are argued to be inadequate for capturing these contrasts. A new model is proposed, redefining the feature [± back] (as a dependent of the Dorsal Node) so that it can distinguish between central and back vowels.
Publication Status:
Published
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Subject:
Vowels
Phonology
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Entry Number:
40168