1.2.2 Glottal stop as a complex segment in Type (1) Languages I propose that we can explain the patterning of glottal stop in Type (l)languages within a Landmark Underspecification frame by focusing on the distinction between what we might ...
This dissertation addresses the asymmetry in patterning between laryngeal and supralaryngeal consonants. In this dissertation, I consider four patterns: (1) required identity-across-glottals (in V1?V 2, V1 = V2); (2) hiatus resolution-like processes in V?V (V?V ≈ VV); (3) prohibition of glottal stop from syllable onset or coda; and (4) temporal instability of sequences with glottal stop (e.g. vowel intrusion: Vx?C â†’ Vx?VxC, coalescence of C? to C'). I present a unified analysis of these patterns within the framework of Articulatory Phonology (Browman and Goldstein 1986, et seq.), in which utterances are comprised of abstract articulatory gestures (rather than segments or features).