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dc.contributor.advisorKrämer, Martin
dc.contributor.authorNogués-Graell, Jordina
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-06T07:56:54Z
dc.date.available2019-09-06T07:56:54Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-14
dc.description.abstractObserving vowel reduction, the literature presented five main Catalan varieties, divided in broad strokes between Eastern and Western. However, our proposal for Catalan and its varieties can be established in terms of Property Theory, when working from Optimality Theory. In this thesis we propose three main properties in order to classify vowel reduction in Catalan. These properties include three faithfulness constraints (ID[high], ID[high,low] and ID[high,low,ATR]) and five markedness constraints (*Unstressed/low, *Unstressed/-high, NoSchwa, Lic-Nonperiph and Lic[MidLax]. Each property works with one of the faithfulness constraints and with all the markedness ones. Property 1 works with ID[high,low,ATR], Property 2 works with ID[high,low] and Property 3 works with ID[high]. At the same time, each property has several micro-steps to give in account the micro-variation present in all these varieties. This proposal of micro-variation, in terms of properties, permits us to describe more precisely which rankings and re-rankings we need to establish, in order to be able to define and classify all different varieties of Catalan. The results show us that each Property leads us to different main varieties that have common property values. In that sense, it is easier to classify each one of them and appreciate which varieties are related and how. The improvement of having micro-steps in each property is that we can show for each re-ranking which constraint (or constraints) is the one that needs to be re-ranked and where. In addition, this approach permits us to define and classify each variety in a unique way.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/16102
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUiT Norges arktiske universiteten_US
dc.publisherUiT The Arctic University of Norwayen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2019 The Author(s)
dc.subject.courseIDLIN-3990
dc.subjectVDP::Humanities: 000::Linguistics: 010::Applied linguistics: 012en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Anvendt språkvitenskap: 012en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Humanities: 000::Linguistics: 010::Other Roman languages: 027en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Andre romanske språk: 027en_US
dc.subjectPhonologyen_US
dc.subjectOptimality Theoryen_US
dc.subjectProperty Theoryen_US
dc.subjectDialectologyen_US
dc.subjectCatalanen_US
dc.subjectVariationen_US
dc.subjectMicrovariationen_US
dc.subjectPropertiesen_US
dc.titleVowel Reduction in Catalan Varieties. Catalan typologies and property analysisen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.typeMastergradsoppgaveen_US


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