15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

The C/D Model: A Progress Report

Osamu Fujimura

Ohio State University, USA

Some details of the C/D model are specified, in conjunction with studies of various languages, with respect to an optimal feature specification system and the phonetic implementation of syllables in the given language. The prosodic organization of syllables and boundaries is discussed, with some particular properties of this theory including a clear distinction between metrical control that specifies stress (i.e., syllable magnitude) patterns accompanying durational effects, and tonal structures. Phonological specifications are given as an unordered set of features. For onset or coda in English, among other languages, a place feature, with voice optionally marked, is specified not more than once, only for one obstruent manner for onset or coda. A voicing contour principle is assumed: syllables are defined in the given language such that, syllable internally, the phonetic status contour contains no break of voicing stretch in terms of laryngeal control functions.

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Bibliographic reference.  Fujimura, Osamu (2003): "The c/d model: a progress report", In ICPhS-15, 1041-1044.