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A Reanalysis of Wuvulu Phonology

A Reanalysis of Wuvulu Phonology Wuvulu, a member of the Admiralty branch of the Oceanic subgroup of Austronesian languages, has been reported in earlier publications as having as many as four allophones of the velar stop /k/, all of which appeared to be in free variation. It is now clear that the allophony of /k/ involves both complementation and free variation. Surprisingly, the complementation of velar obstruent allophones is phonetically conditioned, but follows no obvious phonetic principle. Wuvulu thus presents on the level of the allophone a challenge to phonological theory similar to that presented by sound changes that do not appear to be linguistically motivated. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oceanic Linguistics University of Hawai'I Press

A Reanalysis of Wuvulu Phonology

Oceanic Linguistics , Volume 47 (2) – Jan 24, 2009

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Abstract

Wuvulu, a member of the Admiralty branch of the Oceanic subgroup of Austronesian languages, has been reported in earlier publications as having as many as four allophones of the velar stop /k/, all of which appeared to be in free variation. It is now clear that the allophony of /k/ involves both complementation and free variation. Surprisingly, the complementation of velar obstruent allophones is phonetically conditioned, but follows no obvious phonetic principle. Wuvulu thus presents on the level of the allophone a challenge to phonological theory similar to that presented by sound changes that do not appear to be linguistically motivated.

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Oceanic LinguisticsUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 24, 2009

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