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Vowel Reduction in Bulgarian and its Implications for Theories of Vowel Production: A Review of the Problem

Pettersson, Thore and Wood, Sidney A J LU (1987) In Folia Linguistica 21(2-4). p.261-279
Abstract
Phonological vowel reduction in Bulgarian is discussed, distinguishing between formal & informal speech & dialectal & standard forms. The Bulgarian vowel system is presented, with an evaluation of the articulatory models of Bulgarian vowel production, & a description of the orthographic representation of the "indeterminate vowel." Alternations between stressed & nonstressed vowels in informal Bulgarian are listed. The dialectal, morphological, sociolinguistic, & stylistic aspects of vowel reduction in Bulgarian are discussed - it is found that the extent of vowel reduction varies considerably, depending on stylistic, dialectal, & morphological constraints. The articulatory pattern of the Bulgarian indeterminate... (More)
Phonological vowel reduction in Bulgarian is discussed, distinguishing between formal & informal speech & dialectal & standard forms. The Bulgarian vowel system is presented, with an evaluation of the articulatory models of Bulgarian vowel production, & a description of the orthographic representation of the "indeterminate vowel." Alternations between stressed & nonstressed vowels in informal Bulgarian are listed. The dialectal, morphological, sociolinguistic, & stylistic aspects of vowel reduction in Bulgarian are discussed - it is found that the extent of vowel reduction varies considerably, depending on stylistic, dialectal, & morphological constraints. The articulatory pattern of the Bulgarian indeterminate vowel is defined & the phonetic solutions of vowel reduction in Bulgarian are considered. (Less)
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  author       = {Pettersson, Thore and Wood, Sidney A J},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2-4},
  pages        = {261--279},
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  series       = {Folia Linguistica},
  title        = {Vowel Reduction in Bulgarian and its Implications for Theories of Vowel Production: A Review of the Problem},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {1987},
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