Prominence Augmentation via Nasalization in Brazilian Portuguese
Andrew Ira Nevins, Paula Pinheiro Costa
August 2019

This article aims to demonstrate that dialectal and idiolectal variants of Brazilian Portuguese that exhibit rhotic metathesis (e.g. vidro > vrido ‘glass’), spontaneous nasalization of high vowels (as in diachronic hibernum > inverno ‘winter’ and non-standard ingreja ‘church’), and pretonic vowel lowering of mid-vowels are all instantiations of the same process: prominence-boosting in stressed, secondary-stressed, or word-initial positions.
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Reference: lingbuzz/004769
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Published in: To appear in Catalan Journal of Linguistics
keywords: spontaneous nasalization, brazilian portuguese, rhotic metathesis, prominence augmentation, initial syllables, phonology
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