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The association of tones in Tashlhiyt Berber.

Abstract : In this study we investigate the nature and distribution of an Intonation Phrase medial H tone in Tashlhiyt Berber. We analyse it as a right edge tone of an Accentual Phrase with a secondary association to a syllable with a sonorant nucleus. In the absence of such a syllable in the target word, H may align with a transitional vocoid, although its location is highly variable. Since these vocoids have no phonological status, the distribution of H lies at the phonetics-phonology interface: when H has no secondary association, there could be phonetic pressure to make it audible.
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Martine Grice, Röttger Timo B., Rachid Ridouane, Cécile Fougeron. The association of tones in Tashlhiyt Berber.. ICPHS, 2011, China. pp.775 - 778. ⟨halshs-00677126⟩

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