The loss of intervocalic /d/ in european peninsular spanish
Ana Estrada Arráez
Materias IBIC - BISAC
The loss of intervocalic /d/ is a very widespread phenomenon in European Spanish, where it appears in contexts in which it would be impossible in other Spanish-speaking regions. Many studies address this subject from different perspectives, but they only offer a partial view of the situation in the Iberian Peninsula.
The present work provides an overview of the phenomenon in European peninsular Spanish based on the data from two corpora that cover most of the territory, namely the Linguistic Atlas of the Iberian Peninsula (ALPI) and the Audible Corpus or Rural Spoken Spanish (COSER). The study of these data, both geographically and with quantitative analyses, offers new insights into the situation and evolution of the phenomenon.
- Introduction. 1.1. Lenition in Spanish consonants: Why /d/ | 1.2. State of Affairs. 1.2.1. Usage-based theories and the role of frequency. 1.2.2. The elision of intervocalic /d/ in previous studies.
- First study: Linguistic atlas of the Iberian Peninsula (ALPI). 2.1. Corpus and method | 2.2. The data: Maps and first analysis. 2.2.1. Contexts ado/ada. 2.2.2. Contexts ido/ida (and edo). 2.2.3. Contexts odo/oda. 2.2.4. Ending –dera. 2.2.5. Context udo. 2.2.6. Three vowels in contact. 2.2.7. Other cases | 2.3. Summary.
- Second study: Audible corpus of rural spoken spanish (COSER). 3.1. Corpus and method | 3.2. The data. 3.2.1. Contexts ado/ada. Morpheme –dor. 3.2.2. Contexts ido/ida. 3.2.3. Lemmas todo and todavía. 3.2.4. Nada and cada | 3.3. Summary.
- Analysis. 4.1. Individual Analysis. 4.1.1. Geography and language contact. 4.1.2. Vocalic context. 4.1.3. Stress position. 4.1.4. Grammatical nature. 4.1.5. Morphological boundary. 4.1.6. Grammatical category. 4.1.7. Number of syllables. 4.1.8. Consonantal environment. 4.1.9. Repetition. 4.1.10. Frequency | 4.2. Statistical analysis | 4.3. Summary.
- Special cases. 5.1 Diminutives | 5.2. Initial intervocalic position: the prepositon de ‘of’. 5.2.1. Preposition de in ALPI. 5.2.2. Summary.
Appendices. Appendix 1: Questions from ALPI | Appendix 2: Summary of COSER data (voronoi polygons) | Appendix 3: Random forest method in detail
List of Maps, pictures and tables
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