Phonological analysis of a system with two targets for vowel reduction in Coratino

Jonathan Bucci 1 Jean-Luc Schwartz 2
1 BCL, équipe Dialectologie et Linguistique formelle
BCL - Bases, Corpus, Langage (UMR 7320 - UNS / CNRS)
2 GIPSA-PCMD - PCMD
GIPSA-DPC - Département Parole et Cognition
Abstract : This article proposes a phonological analysis of a recent phonetic examination of the vowel reduction process in Coratino. This dialect is spoken in the Apuglia region. All unstressed vowels except /a/ are reduced to schwa. However, this reduction does not happen when a vowel is adjacent to a consonant that shares a melody element, such as palatality for front vowels and velarity or labiality for back vowels. The analysis is based on Element Theory, and on a set of principles. The new data provided by the phonetic analysis show that there are in fact two targets for vowel reduction, respectively [ɨ] for reduction of high vowels /i/ and /u/, and [ə] for reduction of mid vowels /e/, /ɛ/, /o/ and /ɔ/. This leads to the modification of a previous analysis, which makes it possible to account for this fact and to better understand the special status of the vowel /a/ in Coratino.
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Jonathan Bucci, Jean-Luc Schwartz. Phonological analysis of a system with two targets for vowel reduction in Coratino. 2018. 〈hal-01894147〉

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