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2015 | 63 | 11: Anglica | 145-162

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Licensing of vowel quantity and the Scottish vowel length rule

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Licencjonowanie jakości samogłoski a zasada długości szkockiej samogłoski

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The claim of the article is that the distribution of vowel quantity in Standard Scottish English is sensitive to the substantive complexity of the following consonant, which may block the licensing originating in the V position that follows the potential long vowel (Licensing Absorption). Licensing Absorption interact with the scale of the preponderance of A element within the featural make-up of licensed vowels thus deriving the attested pattern of the distribution of vowel length in SSE.
Autor artykułu wykazuje, iż dystrybucja długich samogłosek w szkockim dialekcie języka angielskiego jest uzależniona od dwóch czynników. Pierwszym jest złożoność spółgłoski następującej po potencjalnie długiej samogłosce. Im bardziej złożona jest spółgłoska, tym mniejsza możliwość licencjonowania długości. Drugim czynnikiem jest aktywność elementu A w licencjonowanej samogłosce. Im mniej aktywny jest element A, tym większa potrzeba licencjonowania. Interakcja tych dwóch czynników jest odpowiedzialna za obecność lub brak obecności długich samogłosek w pewnych kontekstach.







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  • Institute of English Studies, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin


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