Vowel hiatus resolution in kavalan

Hui Shan Lin*

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

摘要

This paper examines how vowel hiatus is handled in Kavalan, an endangered Formosan plains tribe language spoken by fewer than one hundred people on the eastern coast of Taiwan. Based on first-hand data, this paper shows that Kavalan is a language that typically disallows vowel sequences. Vowel hiatus is mainly resolved by gliding, but deletion occurs if the adjacent vowels are identical. While Kavalan generally disallows vowel hiatus, a low-high vowel sequence is tolerated before the word-final coda. The paper argues that the reason vowel hiatus unexpectedly occurs in such position is to prevent a post-vocalic vowel from gliding in a stressed syllable.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)53-93
頁數41
期刊Taiwan Journal of Linguistics
16
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2018 一月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 語言與語言學
  • 語言和語言學

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