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dc.contributor.authorBarbour, Julie Renee
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-20T03:38:59Z
dc.date.available2012-04-20T03:38:59Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationBarbour, J. (2011). Contour segments in neverver: Synchronic justifications. Te Reo: Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand, 54, 3-44.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6238
dc.description.abstractThe Neverver language of Vanuatu has been analysed as containing six prenasalised phonemes. Prenasalised phonemes can be described as contour segments, beginning their articulation with nasal airflow [+nasal], and ending their articulation with oral airflow [-nasal]. Syllabification in Neverver provides important evidence of the status of prenasalised phonemes as complex but unitary segments. In this paper, I examine the behaviour of prenasalised phonemes, showing how prenasalised segments behave in the same way as simple segments, and how they contrast clearly with heterogeneous and geminate consonant sequences through syllabification processes that shape the surface forms of inflected verbs. My analysis aligns with native-speaker intuitions about the psychological reality of complex segments in Neverver, and provides evidence against a recent claim that a universal No Contour Principle operates in language.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLinguistic Society of New Zealanden_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.nzlingsoc.org/teReo.htmlen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=881521165183667;res=IELHSSen_NZ
dc.subjectsyllabicationen_NZ
dc.subjectlinguisticsen_NZ
dc.subjectphonemicsen_NZ
dc.subjectmelanesian languages-phonologyen_NZ
dc.titleContour segments in neverver: Synchronic justificationsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfTe Reo: Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealanden_NZ
pubs.begin-page3en_NZ
pubs.elements-id36852
pubs.end-page44en_NZ
pubs.volume54en_NZ


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