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Studies in West Frisian Grammar

Studies in West Frisian Grammar by Germen J. de Haan
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In this paper we will present an alternative for the analysis of syllabic consonant syllables in West Frisian as proposed by Visser (1997). Visser derives such syllables phonologically from schwa-consonantal sonorant sequences by an unconstrained rule of Schwa-deletion, followed by a process of syllable reconstruction. Our alternative is based on a proposal of van Oostendorp (1995), who suggests that schwa-deletion should be accounted for lexically: cases of schwa-deletion are derived by base-generating schwa-less syllables, followed by schwa-epenthesis. We show that a lexical theory can account for a range of facts involving consonantal sonorant syllables with and without schwa-epenthesis. The results support a lexical theory of schwa-deletion and syllabic consonantal sonorants in Frisian.
John Benjamins Publishing Company; August 2010
399 pages; ISBN 9789027287984
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Title: Studies in West Frisian Grammar
Author: Germen J. de Haan; Jarich Hoekstra; Willem Visser; Goffe Jensma
 
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