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Author(s): João Veloso
Pedro Tiago Martins
Title: Phonotactic Constraints and Word Demarcation in Romance
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: In many languages, some phonological segments orstructures are allowed at word boundaries only. Theimportance of this fact is manifold: it shows that phonologyis not "blind" to the word as a linguistic unit; it can explainsome aspects of speech processing (how speech continuaare split into words); it may help to build software aimed atidentifying word boundaries within larger continua. ForEuropean Portuguese and for other Romance languagespossibly, it is proposed that a "Prosodic Tolerance of theWord Right Boundary" should play an important role as aphonotactic cue for word-endings: these languages areknown to be very restrictive as far as the segmental codafillingis concerned. However, these restrictions aresomehow cancelled at word-endings, which admitphonotactic combinations that are not allowed elsewhere. Aformalization of this phenomenon, inspired by the logicalformalisms of Declarative Phonology, is also proposed here.
Subject: Linguística, Outras humanidades
Linguistics, Other humanities
Scientific areas: Humanidades::Outras humanidades
Humanities::Other humanities
Document Type: Poster em Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FLUP - Poster em Conferência Internacional

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