Can [sonorant] spread?

Statement of Responsibility:
Olson, Kenneth S. and Paul H. Schultz
Date:
2002
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 46
Extent:
7 pages
Abstract:
This paper presents empirical evidence for the spread of the feature [sonorant], based on data from Bilaala (Nilo-Saharan, Chad). The analysis assumes that this feature is a dependent of the root node rather than part of the root node (as previously assumed). An alternative analysis, involving the spread of the feature [nasal], is shown to be inferior to one in which [sonorant] spreads.
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Chad
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Subject:
Phonology
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Entry Number:
40107