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The vowel /u/ before deleted word-final /s/, /r/, and /θ/ in Eastern Andalusian Spanish

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Abstract


  • Eastern Andalusian Spanish deletes all coda consonants; yet, coda deletion analyses have focused on /-s/. The acoustic and statistical analyses of 317 tokens of /u/ in 24 Eastern Andalusian speakers confirm that the differences in quality between word-final /u/ and /u/ preceding deleted /-s/, /-r/, and /-θ/ are statistically significant. Furthermore, /-s/, /-r/, and /-θ/ deletion changes the quality of a preceding /u/ in different degrees but the difference of quality between these three realisations of /u/ is not statistically significant. Likewise, a perception experiment confirms that Eastern Andalusian speakers can identify whether or not /u/ is followed by an underlying /-s/, /-r/, or /-θ/; however, they cannot identify the deleted consonant.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Herrero de Haro, A. (2019). The vowel /u/ before deleted word-final /s/, /r/, and /θ/ in Eastern Andalusian Spanish. Lengua y Habla, 23 56-75.

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  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5070&context=lhapapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/4034

Number Of Pages


  • 19

Start Page


  • 56

End Page


  • 75

Volume


  • 23

Place Of Publication


  • Venezuela

Abstract


  • Eastern Andalusian Spanish deletes all coda consonants; yet, coda deletion analyses have focused on /-s/. The acoustic and statistical analyses of 317 tokens of /u/ in 24 Eastern Andalusian speakers confirm that the differences in quality between word-final /u/ and /u/ preceding deleted /-s/, /-r/, and /-θ/ are statistically significant. Furthermore, /-s/, /-r/, and /-θ/ deletion changes the quality of a preceding /u/ in different degrees but the difference of quality between these three realisations of /u/ is not statistically significant. Likewise, a perception experiment confirms that Eastern Andalusian speakers can identify whether or not /u/ is followed by an underlying /-s/, /-r/, or /-θ/; however, they cannot identify the deleted consonant.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Herrero de Haro, A. (2019). The vowel /u/ before deleted word-final /s/, /r/, and /θ/ in Eastern Andalusian Spanish. Lengua y Habla, 23 56-75.

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5070&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/4034

Number Of Pages


  • 19

Start Page


  • 56

End Page


  • 75

Volume


  • 23

Place Of Publication


  • Venezuela