S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 48 Number 1/3 (2012)
영국영어에서 의 발음과 분포
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.48 No.3, pp. 609-629
- The purpose of this paper is to investigate the distribution of the pronunciations (mainly /ju, u, ʌ/) of orthographic in British English. /ju, u, ʌ/ have incurred many complicated problems regarding the status of /j/, the underling form of these vowels, etc. Chomsky and Halle (1968) argue that the pronunciations of are derived from Middle English lax /ʊ/; it becomes /ju/ when it occurs in an open syllable; it remains /ʊ/ when it is preceded by one of the nonnasal labials /p, b, f, v/ and followed by /l, ʃ, ʧ/; elsewhere, that is, in a closed syllable, it becomes /ʌ/. It is expected that the pronunciations of and their contexts are reflected in the present-day pronunciations of . To check this I analyzed the monomorphemic words in the CELEX lexical database; [ʌ] appears mostly in a closed syllable as expected, but it is hard to say that [ju] and [u] occur mostly in the expected contexts. It is also found that /jʊ/ occurs only in a word-medial unstressed open syllable and that the favorite onset of a /u/-syllable is /l, r/, the reason of which is to be studied in the future.