What kind of /r/ is linking /r/? An analysis of the realization of /r/ in linking /r/ in RP on the basis of Polish phonetic books

Marcin Mizak


The paper looks at the phenomenon of linking /r/ in RP and aims to find out what Polish phoneticians say the realization of linking /r/ in RP is on the basis of their books. During the inspection of the material it has transpired that it is not easy to find what the phonetic value of linking /r/ is. This is largely due to the inconsistencies among the scholars, some of whom say that it is the alveolar tap and some that it is the post-alveolar approximant that is the usual variant used for the linking context. The author concludes by recommending further research in this field. 


linking /r/; allophone; alveolar tap; post-alveolar approximant; RP

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/lsmll.2016.40.1.151
Data publikacji: 2016-07-27 14:58:01
Data złożenia artykułu: 2016-03-30 19:25:58


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