An Introduction to Relational Network Theory - History, Principles, and Descriptive Applications - Adolfo Martín García

An Introduction to Relational Network Theory - History, Principles, and Descriptive Applications - Adolfo Martín García

4. An RNT Approach to Russian Obstruent Onsets

An Introduction to Relational Network Theory - History, Principles, and Descriptive Applications - Adolfo Martín García

Adolfo Martín García [+-]
Institute of Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience (INCYT, Argentina) and the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET, Argentina)
Adolfo M. García is Scientific Director of the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience at the Institute of Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience (INCYT, Argentina) and Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET, Argentina).

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The present chapter brings together analytical and descriptive work on Russian phonology and considers it from an RNT perspective. Russian has a very complex syllable structure, with the syllable onset being the most complex part. Maximal word-initial clusters may have four phonemes, of which the final one is always a sonant (e.g., /r/). This resolves to wordinitial obstruent onsets of up to three phonemes. Together they constitute the majority of onsets in both type and token. Here we focus precisely on obstruent onsets.

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García, Adolfo. 4. An RNT Approach to Russian Obstruent Onsets. An Introduction to Relational Network Theory - History, Principles, and Descriptive Applications. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 79-102 May 2017. ISBN 9781781792612. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=26606. Date accessed: 14 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.26606. May 2017

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