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Book: Interactions of Vowel Quality and Prosody in East Slavic

Chapter: Harmonic Systems

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43528


This chapter extends the tonal analysis to more complex patterns of compound dissimilative and assimilative-dissimilative reduction. These systems are analysed employing minimal re-rankings of constraints generating vowel reduction in non-dissimilative and dissimilative patterns. I argue that these additional patterns instantiate vowel harmony systems in which stressed syllables serve as triggers of harmony for the vocalic features [back] and [low].

Chapter Contributors

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