Dissimilation, Assimilation and Vowel Reduction: Constraint Interaction in East Slavic Dialects with so-called Dissimilative Akan’e and Jakan’e

  • Tore Nesset University of Tromsø
Keywords: Russian, language, dialectology, vowel reduction, dissimilative akan’e, dissimilative

Abstract

This paper presents an Optimality Theory-based analysis of  the unstressed vocalism in Russian. It is argued that an account of the so-called dissimilative akan’e and jakan’e patterns in terms of dissimilation alone is simplistic and that the vowel patterns in question arise as a result of complex interaction of three factors, viz. dissimilation, assimilation and vowel reduction.
Published
2002-02-01
How to Cite
Nesset, Tore. 2002. “Dissimilation, Assimilation and Vowel Reduction: Constraint Interaction in East Slavic Dialects With so-Called Dissimilative <i>Akan’e</i> and <i>Jakan’e</I>”. Poljarnyj Vestnik 5 (February):77-101. https://doi.org/10.7557/6.1402.
Section
Articles (editorially reviewed)