S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 34 Number 1/4 (1998)
A Phonetic Characterization of Release and Nonrelease: The Case of Korean and English
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.34 No.2, pp. 347-368
- In this paper we propose that "release" and "nonrelease" are associated neither with oral release and oral closure of oral stops nor with the presence/absence of oral burst, as usually assumed in the literature. We claim that they are associated with the presence/absence of a pulmonic egressive airstream flowing through the oral tract after the removal of oral closure. Under this new definition of "release" and "nonrelease", we can correctly describe the acoustic implementations of coda consonants in Korean and English like the following: Korean coda consonants are always unreleased, whereas English coda consonants are either released or unreleased.