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dc.contributor.authorWissing, Daniel Petrus
dc.contributor.authorPienaar, Wikus
dc.contributor.authorVan Niekerk, Daniel Rudolph
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-25T14:09:01Z
dc.date.available2016-10-25T14:09:01Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationWissing, D.P. et al 2015. Palatalisation of /s/ in Afrikaans. Spil Plus, 48:137–158. [ http://dx.doi.org/10.5842/48-0-688 ]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1726–541X
dc.identifier.issn2224-3380 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/19190
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.5842/48-0-688
dc.description.abstractThis article reports on the investigation of the acoustic characteristics of the Afrikaans voiceless alveolar fricative /s/$^2$. As yet, a palatal [$\int$] for /s/ has been reported only in a limited case, namely where /s/ is followed by palatal /j/, for example in the phrase is jy ( “are youˮ ), pronounced as [ǝ–$\int$ǝi]. This seems to be an instance of regressive coarticulation, resulting in coalescence of basic /s/ and /j/. The present study revealed that, especially in the pronunciation of young, white Afrikaans–speakers, /s/ is also palatalised progressively when preceded by /r/ in the coda cluster /rs/, and, to a lesser extent, also in other contexts where /r/ is involved, for example across syllable and word boundaries. Only a slight presence of palatalisation was detected in the production of /s/ in the speech of the white, older speakers of the present study. This finding might be indicative of a definite change in the Afrikaans consonant system. A post hoc reflection is offered here on the possible presence of /s/–fronting, especially in the speech of the younger females. Such pronunciation could very well be a prestige marker for affluent speakers of Afrikaans.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherDepartment of General Linguistics, Stellenbosch Universityen_US
dc.subjectAfrikaansen_US
dc.subjectAcoustic featuresen_US
dc.subjectCentre of Gravityen_US
dc.subjectPalatalisationen_US
dc.subject/s/-frontingen_US
dc.subjectVoiceless sibilant fricativesen_US
dc.titlePalatalisation of /s/ in Afrikaansen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID20305893 - Pienaar, Wikus
dc.contributor.researchID10171347 - Wissing, Daniel Petrus


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