Bakovic (to appear) Apparent ‘sufficiently similar’ degemination in Catalan is due to coalescence

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ROA: 1310
Title: Apparent ‘sufficiently similar’ degemination in Catalan is due to coalescence
Authors: Eric Bakovic
Comment: To appear in the Proceedings of the 91st Annual Meeting of the LSA
Length: 9
Abstract: Cameron et al. (2010) and Fruehwald & Gorman (2011) present the pattern of homorganic consonant cluster reduction in Catalan as a challenge to Bakovic’s (2005) theory of antigemination, which predicts that any feature ignored in the determination of consonant identity for the purposes of antigemination in a given language must independently assimilate in that language. I argue that the pattern in Catalan is not a counterexample to this prediction if the reduction process is analyzed as coalescence, following Wheeler (2005), rather than as deletion.
Type: Paper/tech report
Keywords: Phonology
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