Nevins & Costa (2019) – Prominence Augmentation via Nasalization in Brazilian Portuguese

Prominence Augmentation via Nasalization in Brazilian Portuguese
Andrew Ira Nevins, Paula Pinheiro Costa
direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004769
August 2019
This article aims to demonstrate that dialectal and idiolectal variants of Brazilian Portuguese that exhibit rhotic metathesis (e.g. vidro > vrido ‘glass’), spontaneous nasalization of high vowels (as in diachronic hibernum > inverno ‘winter’ and non-standard ingreja ‘church’), and pretonic vowel lowering of mid-vowels are all instantiations of the same process: prominence-boosting in stressed, secondary-stressed, or word-initial positions.

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Reference: lingbuzz/004769
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Published in: To appear in Catalan Journal of Linguistics
keywords: spontaneous nasalization, brazilian portuguese, rhotic metathesis, prominence augmentation, initial syllables, phonology