The Adaptation of English Liquids in Contemporary Korean : a Diachronic Study
Kang, Yoonjung (University of Toronto Scarborough. Centre for French and Linguistics)

Date: 2012
Abstract: This paper examines the diachronic development of English liquid adaptation in Contemporary Korean (1890-Present) based on a number of loanword lists from different time periods. The examination of initial liquids shows that contrary to common assumption, the initial liquids are often realized as [n], showing that the Tu?m rule (a rule of initial liquid avoidance) is still active, although marginally. The adaptation of word-medial /l/ varies between singleton [?] and geminate [ll]. A quantitative study finds evidence for both of two competing explanations for the variation—(1) the singleton adaptation is a remnant of Japanese-mediated loans and (2) the variation is conditioned by the durational characteristics of English input—but the former turns out to be a more dominant factor and the latter plays only a minor role.
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Language: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Subject: Manlleus ; Coreà ; Anglès ; Japonès ; Diacronia ; Loanwords ; Korean ; English ; Japanese ; Diachrony
Published in: Catalan journal of linguistics, Vol. 11, Núm. (2012) , p. 41-63, ISSN 1695-6885



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