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By Kimary N. Shahin

This e-book examines the formal bases of postvelar concord and its crosslinguistic version. it truly is of curiosity specifically to phonologists interested by segmental concord and its clarification inside of Optimality concept. Postvelar concord in unrelated languages, Palestinian Arabic and St'át'imcets Salish, is tested intimately. the result's the 1st complete rationalization of postvelar phonology for both language. harmonies are distinctive: uvularisation concord ('emphasis spread') and pharyngealisation (tongue-root-retraction) concord. the excellence among those within the Arabic and the Salish is supported through a lot instrumental phonetics information. The advanced concord homes are defined because the results of systematic interplay among Correspondence, Alignment and down to earth constraints. through the research, the segmental inventories of either languages are clarified, and a cautious figuring out of the excellence among phonology and phonetics, and using phonetics in phonology, is applied.

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Values ofr0, d, and A/ for vocal tract configurations with primary pharyngeal and uvular articulations The r0 values in the table are estimates based on the tracings of gutturals in Figures 1:2 - 1:4, which indicate that r0 is smaller for primary uvular than primary pharyngeal constriction. A range of 3 - 7 cm is assumed for d for postvelar articulations, as assumed by Klatt & Stevens (1969) for the constriction sites of pharyngeal and uvular gutturals. This range is also indicated by Ghazeli's (1977) x-ray template in Figure 1:5.

Lowered F2 for a segment shown to be produced with lip rounding), then that acoustic data can be interpreted as support for the articulation(s) on which the acoustic predictions were based, strengthening the articulatory support for 62 For (38e), further study would be needed to determine if the two properties are languagespecific. INTRODUCTION 53 the phonological claim. 3). 1. The Language and the Data Palestinian Arabic is a Palestine-Jordanian variety of Levantine Arabic (Cantineau 1940/46, Eisele 1987).

As 39 Under (24a), segments with double articulation remain problematic (see Selkirk 1993:7, Halle 1995:8). 40 Al-Ani's emphatic data are from Iraqi and Jordanian Arabic. He denotes t as 't'. Bonnot's data are from Classical Arabic spoken by a Saudi Arabic speaker, Ghazeli's from Tunisian Arabic. Both denote emphasis with an underdot. INTRODUCTION seen from segments like and manner. 25 it produces a constriction that varies in place Figure 1:6. X-ray tracings of[t] and [t] (from Al-Ani 1970:57) Figure 1:7.

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