Articulatory Processes - ARTICULATORY (PHONETIC) PROCESSES...

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ARTICULATORY (PHONETIC) PROCESSES •articulatory adjustments made while speaking •reason: ease of articulation; efficiency (not only reason) •common in languages of the world #1 ASSIMILATION •influence of one segment on another: ex. X on Y •result: Y becomes more like X direction of influence: progressive assimilation X Y regressive assimilation » » Y ex. English “is” [ w z] Alice is gone The judge is waiting. Bob is here; Steve is here. The baby is awake. Hope is here. Pat is home. Ralph is waiting.
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Hope is here. [howpshijr] Pat is home. [p Atshowm] h Ralph is waiting [rAlfswej ±w ı ] = progressive assimilation ex. English have to [hAv t uw] [hAft c ] hh has to [hAz t uw] [hAst c = regressive assimilation you can pay [...k c mpej] you can buy c mbaj] ten bikes [t e mbajks]
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Assimilation to point of articulation Nasal place assimilation ineligible intolerant inactive indecisive insincere impossible imbalance inconsequential ingracious infrequent invariable = [ ± ]
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Voicing assimilation ex. Italian mese [meze] rosa [r ] za] ex. English Devoicing please [plijz] clean [klijn] proud [prawd] crowd [krawd]
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2010 for the course LINGUISTIC Ling 1A03 taught by Professor Moro during the Fall '09 term at McMaster University.

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Articulatory Processes - ARTICULATORY (PHONETIC) PROCESSES...

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