An articulatory and acoustic study of the fricative clusters in catalan

Daniel Recasens, Meritxell Mira

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Elect ropalatographic and acoustic data for the fricative clusters and the single fricatives in Eastern Catalan reveal that, while undergoes regressive assimilation, blends into an intermediate fricative or exhibits a twotarget realization. On the other hand, acoustic data for in Western Catalan show that may assimilate to preceding or undergo blending or a two-target realization depending on speaker and prosodic condition (no data are available for in this dialect). Duration values for the two fricative clusters suggest that the assimilated outcome of shortens down to the length of . A production-based account of the two sequences in Catalan and other languages is proposed. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-322
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2014


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