Extreme Reduction

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.


The chapter develops an analysis of vowel reduction in unstressed positions not immediately preceding stressed syllables and hence not affected by the presence of tone. The analysis is based on the model of prominence reduction developed by Crosswhite (2001), and is formalized in terms of the markedness constraints regulating sonority of prosodic heads and non-heads proposed by de Lacy (2006).

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Mołczanow, Janina. Extreme Reduction. Interactions of Vowel Quality and Prosody in East Slavic. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Nov 2022. ISBN 9781800502345. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43526. Date accessed: 27 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43526. Nov 2022

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