Harmonic Systems

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 extends the tonal analysis to more complex patterns of compound dissimilative and assimilative-dissimilative reduction. These systems are analysed employing minimal re-rankings of constraints generating vowel reduction in non-dissimilative and dissimilative patterns. I argue that these additional patterns instantiate vowel harmony systems in which stressed syllables serve as triggers of harmony for the vocalic features [back] and [low].

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Mołczanow, Janina. Harmonic Systems. 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=43528. Date accessed: 27 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43528. Nov 2022

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