Theoretical Background

Interactions of Vowel Quality and Prosody in East Slavic - Janina Mołczanow

Janina Mołczanow [+-]
University of Warsaw
Janina Mołczanow is Associate Professor in the Institute of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw.


This chapter presents the model of tone-sonority interaction which is employed in the analyses of vocalic neutralisation patterns attested in East Slavic. I suggest that the interaction between tone and vowel quality is regulated by a set of constraints derived through the harmonic alignment of the sonority scale with the tonal prominence scale.

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Mołczanow, Janina. Theoretical Background. Interactions of Vowel Quality and Prosody in East Slavic. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Nov 2022. ISBN 9781800502345. Date accessed: 27 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43523. Nov 2022

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