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Ukrainian obstruent + sonorant and sonorant + obstruent consonant clusters in online adaptation by native speakers of English

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In the process of loanword adaptation words often undergo various changes in order to comply with the phonological system of the borrowing language. At the phonotactic level the most commonly applied modifications of alien consonant clusters include vowel insertion, consonant deletion and cluster modification. The present paper examines online adaptation of Ukrainian word-initial two-consonant sequences of radically different segmental makeup and sonority relations, namely, obstruent + sonorant (e.g. /zm/, /vn/) and sonorant + obstruent (e.g. /rt/, /mʒ/), which are illicit in English, in order to establish the major phonological patterns of anglicization and account for them in the light of Optimality Theory.
Der Band enthält die Abstracts ausschließlich in englischer Sprache.
Le numéro contient uniquement les résumés en anglais.
Том не содержит аннотаций на английском языке.
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