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dc.contributor.authorRangelov, Ten_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWalworth, Men_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBarbour, Julieen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-07T22:29:36Z
dc.date.available2023-02-07T22:29:36Z
dc.date.issued2023-02-07en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn0176-4225en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/15510
dc.description.abstractThis paper demonstrates that unexpected sound changes are best explained by an approach that accounts for different motivations: phonetic, structural and social. Here, we focus on a multifaceted investigation of the crosslinguistically uncommon bilabial trills to show the complex interaction between different drivers of sound change. In this paper, we highlight and examine the prenasalized voiced bilabial trill mʙ and plain voiceless bilabial trill P [ʙ̥] found in a number of Oceanic languages spoken on Malekula Island in Vanuatu. We offer a comparative-historical analysis, and we identify the various forces that have led to the emergence and persistence of mʙ and P in Malekula languages: the historical articulatory environments, the particular make-up of the consonant inventories of these languages, complementary sound changes and phonological processes, contact with non-Austronesian languages, and in-group identity attachment. Furthermore, we offer a hypothesis for the relative timing of these factors on the historical pathway of Malekula’s bilabial trills.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoEnglishen_NZ
dc.publisherJohn Benjamins Publishingen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1075/dia.21051.ranen_NZ
dc.rights© 2023 John Benjamins Publishing Company. This work is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 license.
dc.subjectAustronesianen_NZ
dc.subjectAustronesian-Papuan contacten_NZ
dc.subjectbilabial trillsen_NZ
dc.subjectlanguage and identityen_NZ
dc.subjectMalekulaen_NZ
dc.subjectprenasalizationen_NZ
dc.subjectsound changeen_NZ
dc.subjectVanuatuen_NZ
dc.titleA multifaceted approach to understanding unexpected sound change. The bilabial trills of Vanuatu’s Malekula Islanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1075/dia.21051.ranen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfDiachronica: international journal for historical linguisticsen_NZ
pubs.begin-page1
pubs.elements-id303206
pubs.end-page50
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_NZ


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