The polymorphism of Spanish nasal stops

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Show simple item record Pineros, Carlos en
dc.contributor.editor Rao, Rajiv en 2020-04-21T23:05:23Z en 2019-05-09 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781138954601 en
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dc.description.abstract This chapter proposes to capitalize on the variability of nasal stops to foster fluency. After describing their common and individual articulatory properties, it motivates the phonological status of /m/, /n/, and /ɲ/, and demonstrates that they are functionally asymmetrical. The loss of distinctiveness in the syllabic coda and the propensity to assimilate to a following consonant are subsequently introduced to show that there is no need to exert active control over the place of articulation in coda position. The opportunity to exploit this phenomenon for the sake of fluency crystallizes at the level of the intonational phrase. Pronunciation exercises where this prosodic unit serves as the carrier of segmental strings promote fluency by discouraging internal pausing. The chapter concludes by summarizing the recommended approach to characterizing nasal stops and incorporating them into the teaching of Spanish pronunciation. en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.relation.ispartof Key issues in the teaching of Spanish pronunciation: From description to pedagogy en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Routledge Advances in Spanish Language Teaching en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
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dc.title The polymorphism of Spanish nasal stops en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.4324/9781315666839-7 en
pubs.begin-page 126 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en en
pubs.end-page 144 en Abingdon, Oxon, UK en
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pubs.elements-id 506096 en Arts en Cultures, Languages & Linguist en European Lang and Literature en
pubs.number 6 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-11-24 en 2019-04-24 en

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