Tone-driven 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.


This chapter lays out an analysis of vowel neutralisation attested in immediately pretonic position. I argue that this reduction is directly connected with the presence of High tone and demonstrate that the constraints which directly relate High tone to sonority levels account for vowel neutralisations occurring in immediately pretonic positions in various reduction in systems with non-dissimilative and dissimilative reduction attested both in standard Russian as well as in various dialects.

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Mołczanow, Janina. Tone-driven Reduction. 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.43527. Nov 2022

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