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Book: Interactions of Vowel Quality and Prosody in East Slavic

Chapter: Theoretical Background

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43523


This chapter presents the model of tone-sonority interaction which is employed in the analyses of vocalic neutralisation patterns attested in East Slavic. I suggest that the interaction between tone and vowel quality is regulated by a set of constraints derived through the harmonic alignment of the sonority scale with the tonal prominence scale.

Chapter Contributors

  • Janina Mo┼éczanow ( - jmolczanow) 'University of Warsaw'