S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 36 Number 1/4 (2000)
Metrical Identity Effects of Phonological Variants : Vowel Lengthening in Korean
- Kim, Jong-Kyoo
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.36 No.,3 pp. 643-683
- Vowel lengthening occurring in (Standard) Seoul korean (SK) hiatus-resolving processes is unique in the sense that it can be induced only by optional processes. Based on the assumption that SK is not a genuine language displaying compensatory lengthening, vowel lengthening in SK has been analyzed as a foot-based, metrical process. The critical relation between vowel lengthening and the operational property, that is, optionality of hiatus-resolving processes has been captured by the notion of Output-Output Correspondence relation between surface output forms. Like the OO-Identity Effect attested between morphologically-related words, vowel lengthening in SK is an intriguing instance of OO-Identity Effect between phonological variants. Through vowel lengthening, the metrical identity between phonological variants can be clearly enhanced.
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