On [voice] and/versus [spread glottis] in the Leiden model

Abstract : The paper stresses the need to distinguish between two subtypes of binary laryngeal systems, viz. [voice] languages versus [spread glottis] languages ("laryngeal realism"--Honeybone 2005). It criticizes the use of the primes H and L for this distinction in Government Phonology, and proposes an alternative representation, based on Backley-Takahashi (1998) and Nasukawa-Backley (2005). This feature geometric model assumes the same set of melodic components for obstruents and sonorants within a system but with a difference in the status of source elements across the language types. Therefore, accompanied by the mechanism of element activation, it is claimed to capture the cross-linguistic observations more adequately.
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Daniel Huber, Katalin Balogné Bérces. On [voice] and/versus [spread glottis] in the Leiden model. Acta Linguistica Hungarica, Springer Verlag, 2010, 57 ((4)), pp. 444-457. ⟨hal-00985454⟩

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