Evidence for the distinction between “consonantal-/r/” and “vocalic-/r/” in American English
2016 (English)Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We examine the distinction between ‘‘consonantal-r’’ and ‘‘vocalic-r’’ in American English, terms encountered in the speech pathology literature but rarely in phonetic studies. We review evidence from phonetics, phonology and therapy, and describe our own study which measured percentage rhoticity in preand post-vocalic /r/. We suggest that the evidence supports a view that there is no more variation between pre-vocalic and post-vocalic /r/ than found in many other consonants. We also evaluate the different transcription traditions for post-vocalic /r/ in American English (as a consonant or a vowel), and describe a preliminary study demonstrating that these transcriptions are not equivalent, and denote different realisations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 29, no 8-10, 613-622 p.
Other Health Sciences General Language Studies and Linguistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-130247DOI: 10.3109/02699206.2015.1047962PubMedID: 26172586OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-130247DiVA: diva2:950071
’r-atics 5, Leeuwarden, May, 2016