Dutch Rhotic Allophony, Coda Weakening, and the Phonetics-Phonology Interface

Scobbie, James M and Sebregts, Koen and Stuart-Smith, Jane (2009) Dutch Rhotic Allophony, Coda Weakening, and the Phonetics-Phonology Interface. Working Paper. QMU Speech Science Research Centre Working Paper.


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Evidence is presented that suggests that articulation should be considered separately from acoustics (or the auditory impression) in investigations of the interface between phonetics and phonology. We use Ultrasound Tongue Imaging to show that onset and coda versions of Dutch /r/ can have secondary articulations, categorical allophones, and subtle or covert articulations which have few acoustic implications. Covert rhotic (retroflex) articulation was observed in one speaker, who displayed acoustic derhoticisation. We also consider this finding in relation to ongoing work in Scottish English.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Clinical Audiology, Speech and Language Research Centre
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2012 15:03
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 15:41
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2745


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