Phonological Processes In Contemporary Spoken Bulgarian

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Phonological Processes In Contemporary Spoken Bulgarian

Show simple item record Radkova, Zdravka en_US 2009-09-16T18:16:44Z 2009-09-16T18:16:44Z 2009-09-16T18:16:44Z January 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-10189 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigates a number of phonological processes observed in the speech of 24 educated Bulgarian speakers. The speech of all subjects was recorded during 30 minute interviews conducted in 2004. Three speech styles were elicited - reading passage, interview and phone conversation - and later transcribed for analysis. Statistical Variable rule analysis was used to investigate the observed patterns of variation in speech. Different internal and external linguistic variables were found to impact the processes of vowel and consonant deletion in speech. Overall, what this study has established is that although certain socio-linguistic factors such as speaker's sex, regional variety and social relation do affect segment deletion in Bulgarian, the process is more strongly determined by internal linguistic factors such as the voicing of the preceding consonant, stress, linguistic environment and word frequency. A number of other phonological processes such as vowel devoicing and reduction, and consonant lenition and palatalization were also observed in speech and discussed in the study. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Silva, David J. en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Linguistics en_US
dc.title Phonological Processes In Contemporary Spoken Bulgarian en_US
dc.type Ph.D. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Silva, David J. en_US Linguistics en_US Linguistics en_US University of Texas at Arlington en_US doctoral en_US Ph.D. en_US
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