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oa Journal for Semitics - Emphasis assimilation spread in Arabic and feature geometry of emphatic consonants

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1013-8471

 

Abstract

This paper discusses the assimilation of emphasis-spread in Arabic, using a multitiered, non-linear autosegmental model. The discussion underscores the superiority of such a model over a traditional, linear approach. For Arabic, a modified version of feature-organization is adopted for consonants with secondary articulation, specifically back consonants in general and emphatic/pharyngealized consonants in particular.

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1995-01-01
2019-09-16

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