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[R] in Germanic dialects – tradition or innovation?

Bisiada, Mario (2009) [R] in Germanic dialects – tradition or innovation? (1). University of York Linguistic Society PDF. (KAR id:33787)


The quality of [R] in Germanic dialects is one of the most discussed phonological topics in Historical Linguistics, ircling around one main question: Was it front or back? Scholars have proposed a back sound arisen through foreign influence as well as a native uvular trill. In this paper, I offer a comparative survey of the available literature, from the earliest superficial comments to modern in-depth dialect analysis, providing a synthesis of the arguments that have been proposed over time. Though no definite answer can ever be found, I provide what I regard to be a plausible answer as the outcome of the research that underlies this essay.

Item Type: Internet publication
Uncontrolled keywords: phonology, Germanic languages
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Mario Bisiada
Date Deposited: 03 May 2013 13:46 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:11 UTC
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