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The Phonetics And Phonology Of Liaison Consonants In Montreal French

dc.contributor.authorL'Esperance, Marie-Josee
dc.contributor.chairCohn,Abigail C
dc.contributor.committeeMemberZec,Draga
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTilsen,Samuel
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-15T18:01:58Z
dc.date.available2015-10-15T18:01:58Z
dc.date.issued2015-08-17
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates the behaviour of liaison consonants (LCs) in Montreal French from both a phonetic and a phonological perspective. LCs are consonants that surface between two words only if certain phonological, syntactic, lexical, and socioindexical factors are met. The main question addressed here pertains to the syllabic affiliation of these consonants. Based on previous research on acoustic and articulatory cues of syllable affiliation, I designed and conducted two experiments comparing the acoustic and kinematic behaviour of LCs with the behaviour of non-alternating codas and onsets. The results are presented and then discussed through the lense of two phonological frameworks: Articulatory Phonology (AP) and Selection & Coordination Theory (SCT). I conclude that LCs in Montreal French syllabify as non-canonical codas.
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 9255252
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/40980
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectphonetics
dc.subjectphonology
dc.subjectFrench
dc.titleThe Phonetics And Phonology Of Liaison Consonants In Montreal French
dc.typedissertation or thesis
thesis.degree.disciplineLinguistics
thesis.degree.grantorCornell University
thesis.degree.levelMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameM.A., Linguistics

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