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The Deletion of the Glide y in Seoul Korean: Toward its Explanations

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dc.contributor.authorKang, Hyeon-Seok-
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-07T07:44:13Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-07T07:44:13Z-
dc.date.issued1998-06-
dc.identifier.citation어학연구, Vol.34 No.2, pp. 313-346ko_KR
dc.identifier.issn0254-4474-
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10371/86107-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines y deletion in Seoul Korean on a large socio-linguistic database. It first shows that Seoul Korean has two distinct processes y deletion: categorical y deletion, which occurs after a palatal consonant, and variable y deletion occurring only before the vowel e. The first part of this paper examines variable y deletion. The examina- tion of the process reveals that it is conditioned by such internal factors as the existence of a preceding consonant, the nature of the preceding consonant, and word- internal position where y occurs, i.e., whether y appears in the word-initial or non- ward- initial syllable. This process is also affected by external factors such as the speech style, social class, and age of the speaker. The difference in the deletion rate of y among the three age groups (and among the social class groups, additionally)
is taken to suggest that y deletion before e, i.e., monophthongization of ye to e, is a change in progress. This paper then attempts a phonological account of two different process of y deletion, proposing two OCP (coronal) constraints. The two constraints are proposed as having rather different strengths: the stronger one triggers categorical deletion and the weaker, variable deletion. A phonetic explanation of the ongoing y deletion change is also attempted. It is shown that ye has the shortest perceptual distance between its component segments among all y diphthongs of Seoul Korean. It is suggested that a relative lack of perceptual distinction between the two segments of the diphthong ye is responsible for the ongoing loss of y in this diphthongal sequence.
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dc.language.isoenko_KR
dc.publisher서울대학교 언어교육원ko_KR
dc.titleThe Deletion of the Glide y in Seoul Korean: Toward its Explanationsko_KR
dc.typeSNU Journalko_KR
dc.citation.journaltitle어학연구-
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 34 Number 1/4 (1998)
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