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

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003


On the Phonological Interpretation of Vowel Reduction: The Case of Russian and Catalan

Lourdes Aguilar (1), Sergio Balari (1), Joan Castellvi (2), Rafael Marin (1), Teresa Vallverdu (1)

(1) Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
(2) Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

From a collection of preliminary experimental data on the quality of some reduced vowels in Russian and Catalan, we explore the plausibility of the hypothesis that the output of such phonological processes as vowel reduction is better understood as underspecified, leaving to phonetic implementation the eventual determination of the actual quality of the reduced vowel.

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Bibliographic reference.  Aguilar, Lourdes / Balari, Sergio / Castellvi, Joan / Marin, Rafael / Vallverdu, Teresa (2003): "On the phonological interpretation of vowel reduction: the case of Russian and Catalan", In ICPhS-15, 2769-2772.