cnarayan at SOCRATES.BERKELEY.EDU
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Thanks to those who responded to my original query about
monophthongization. I have a few more questions concerning the subject:
1) Can monophthongization occur in all contexts?
2) Is it sociolinguistically conditioned?
3) Do the vowel spaces of those who exhibit monophthongs for "original"
diphthongs actually have diphthongs?
I am looking at whether I can account for monohphthongization with
acoustics and perception. Any suggestions/ideas would be most welcome.
cnarayan at umich.edu
Deparment of Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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