THE FEATURE [ASP] IN ICELANDIC PHONOLOGY*

Jóhannes G. Jónsson*

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Abstract

Abstract. This paper argues that the surface distribution of aspirated stops in Icelandic is governed by licensing conditions on the feature [asp(irated)] (cf. Lombardi 1991). On this view, the dialectal difference in the treatment of aspirated stops in Icelandic reflects different licensing conditions on [asp]. Moreover, it is argued that sonorant devoicing and preaspiration are one and the same process, i. e. relinking of unlicensed [asp] to an immediately preceding segment. Hence, the absence of sonorant devoicing in the North Dialect follows from the fact that [asp] is licensed on aspirated stops preceded by sonorants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-45
Number of pages18
JournalStudia Linguistica
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1994

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