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Book: Interactions of Vowel Quality and Prosody in East Slavic

Chapter: Tone-driven Reduction

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43527


This chapter lays out an analysis of vowel neutralisation attested in immediately pretonic position. I argue that this reduction is directly connected with the presence of High tone and demonstrate that the constraints which directly relate High tone to sonority levels account for vowel neutralisations occurring in immediately pretonic positions in various reduction in systems with non-dissimilative and dissimilative reduction attested both in standard Russian as well as in various dialects.

Chapter Contributors

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