ISSN: 2306-5737E-ISSN: 2658-4069
Acta Linguistica Petropolitana
Transactions of the Institute for Linguistic Studies
ISSN: 2306-5737E-ISSN: 2658-4069
Acta Linguistica Petropolitana
Transactions of the Institute for Linguistic Studies 

Phonation types and tones in zapotec languages: a synchronic comparison

DOI:10.30842/alp2306573714220
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Ariza-Garsia A. Tipy fonatsii i tony v sapotekskikh yazykakh: sinkhronnoye sravneniye. Acta Linguistica Petropolitana. 485.
The languages of the world display different types of interactions between tone and voice quality. This study investigates the typological diversity of vowel phonation and its interaction with tone in Zapotec languages. For the study, ten Zapotec languages were selected, representing the traditional and geographical internal classification of this subgroup. These languages are synchronically and diachronically compared regarding their phonation inventories to establish a preliminary typology. Furthermore, the simultaneity of tone and voice is compared across the ten languages establishing that the interaction of these two prosodic features, in the majority of these languages, corresponds to what has been called a mixed system [Kuang 2013]. A mixed system, with regards to the relationship between tone and voice, is the co-occurrence of contrast and correlation between certain tones and certain phonation types.
Keywords
Zapotec languages, phonation types, tones, voice quality, pitch, prosodic features, typology, laryngeal complexity, mixed systems
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Keywords
Zapotec languages, phonation types, tones, voice quality, pitch, prosodic features, typology, laryngeal complexity, mixed systems
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