Prosody Matters - Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk - Toni Borowsky

Prosody Matters - Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk - Toni Borowsky

3. The formal definition of the ONSET constraint and implications for Korean syllable structure

Prosody Matters - Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk - Toni Borowsky

Jennifer Smith
University of North Carolina

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This paper provides additional support for the formal definition of ONSET proposed in Smith (2002, 2003, 2008), a definition that makes reference to no details of syllable-internal structure other than the fundamental head/nonhead distinction. This head-based definition of ONSET has crosslinguistic empirical support and contributes to a view of the phonology-phonetics interface according to which constraints are only indirectly related to phonetic factors, even when functionally motivated. In the discussion that follows, the head- based definition of ONSET is shown to allow for a consistent, noncontradictory phonological analysis of the syllable position of glides in Korean.

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Smith, Jennifer. 3. The formal definition of the ONSET constraint and implications for Korean syllable structure. Prosody Matters - Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 73 - 110 Feb 2012. ISBN 9781845536770. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20061. Date accessed: 18 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20061. Feb 2012

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