Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
On the r>h Shift in Kiên Giang Khmer
|Title:||On the r>h Shift in Kiên Giang Khmer|
Đinh, Lư Giang
|Date Issued:||01 Dec 2017|
|Abstract:||This paper presents an acoustic and perceptual study of the r>h shift in the variety of Khmer spoken in Giồng Riềng district, Kiên Giang province, Vietnam. In Phnom Penh Khmer, /r/ is realized as [h] in syllable onsets and onset clusters, and accompanied by lowered pitch, breathiness, and in some cases a change in the quality of the following vowel. In Kiên Giang Khmer, the r>h shift is accompanied by pitch lowering, but without changes in aspiration or vowel quality, and spectral measures did not indicate substantial differences in voice quality. Consistent with their productions, users of this dialect appear to rely solely on differences pitch to identify these lexical items. We discuss the implications of our findings for Khmer dialectology, mechanisms of sound change, and variation in the realization of rhotics more generally.|
|Appears in Collections:||
A. Research Papers (Peer-Reviewed)|
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need this content in ADA-compliant format.
Items in eVols are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.