2 results for Piñeros, CE

  • The phonology of nasal consonants in five Spanish dialects

    Piñeros, CE (2006)

    Book item
    The University of Auckland Library

    The processes of nasal place assimilation, neutralization, velarization and absorption are analyzed in terms of three independent markedness constraints: AGREE(Place), PLACE HIERARCHY, and ALIGN-C(Nasal), which despite being concerned with different aspects of the structure of output forms, conspire to undermine the place features of nasal consonants in the syllable coda. Data from five different Spanish dialects support the view that coronal is the unmarked place for consonants, and that the tendency of syllable-final nasals to become velar is not a consequence of assigning them an unmarked place articulator but of assimilating them to the preceding vowel. From this standpoint, velarization is only an intermediate step in a larger-scale process, whereby the nasal consonant is incorporated into the structure of the nuclear segment for the sake of segment-to-syllable alignment.

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  • Estructura de los sonidos del español

    Piñeros, CE (2008)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Structure of the sounds of Spanish learners Spanish Provides With The Explanations, materials, and exercises They need to Develop a native-like pronunciation, and guides Them Through the discovery of the Principles That underlie the Spanish sound system. Following a bottom-up approach, Structures builds progressively from simple to more intricate sound while emphasizing the connections Structures That sound exist among Different Levels. Clear and Effective Explanations are the hallmark features exercises of all chapters.

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