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Phonetic evidence for the development of the “acute” tone in Slavic
Tones and Theories: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Balto-Slavic Accentology (2006)
  • Marc L Greenberg, University of Kansas
Abstract

The paper attempts to give a phonetic reconstruction of the processes surrounding the loss of the glottal stop as the reflex of the inherited Proto-Slavic acute. With support from typological evidence and phonetic analysis, it is claimed that the variation in modern Slavic reflexes of the acute results from differing outcomes of the disappearance of the glottal stop: metathesis, straightforward loss, and laryngealization.

Keywords
  • Slavic languages,
  • South Slavic languages,
  • Indo-European,
  • word prosody,
  • glottalization,
  • glottal stop
Publication Date
2006
Editor
Mate Kapović and Ranko Matasović
Publisher
Institut za hrvatski jezik i jezikoslovlje
ISBN
978-953-6637-36-2
Citation Information
Marc L Greenberg. "Phonetic evidence for the development of the “acute” tone in Slavic" ZagrebTones and Theories: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Balto-Slavic Accentology (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marc_l_greenberg/9/