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Vowel raising, deletion and diphthongization in Kozani Greek

Lengeris, Angelos, Kainada, Evia, Topintzi, Nina (2016) Vowel raising, deletion and diphthongization in Kozani Greek. In: Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistics Theory. 6th International Conference on Modern Greek Dialects & Linguistic Theory. 6 (1). pp. 93-101. , Patra, Greece (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This study examined three vocalic phenomena in Kozani Greek, unstressed high-vowel deletion, unstressed mid-vowel raising, and stressed mid-vowel diphthongization. Eight dialectal speakers were recorded conversing freely with a native speaker of the dialect. The results showed that high vowel deletion and mid vowel raising occurred frequently (but not always) in the corpus and were not restricted to word-final position. Stressed mid vowel diphthongization was rare. Acoustic measurements of first and second formant frequencies (F1-F2) showed that raised mid vowels /e/ and /o/ were very similar to /i/ and /u/ respectively and diphthongized /e/ and /o/ had the characteristic for diphthongs F1-F2 formant movement. Overall, the application of such vocalic phenomena in Kozani Greek resulted in an asymmetrical vowel system, especially in unstressed position.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Angelos Lengeris
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 12:09 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62022 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lengeris, Angelos: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8057-0542
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