Prominence Augmentation via Nasalization in Brazilian Portuguese
Andrew Ira Nevins, Paula Pinheiro Costa
direct link: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004769
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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|Published in:||To appear in Catalan Journal of Linguistics|
|keywords:||spontaneous nasalization, brazilian portuguese, rhotic metathesis, prominence augmentation, initial syllables, phonology|