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Thursday 7 September, 2017


OCP factors governing the realization of [OBSTRUENT+SONORANT] Clusters in Child Greek: A case study

Speaker: Ioanna Kappa, University of Crete

Authors: Ioanna Kappa & Marieta Papoutsi (University of Crete)

In this study we draw on a corpus of Greek L1 naturalistic longitudinal data of a normally developing child, which at the age of 2;06, has already acquired and systematically realizes [Obstruent+Nasal/Liquid] consonant clusters, but does not realize yet the clusters whose members share the same place of articulation (ratio 100%), i.e. the Coronal clusters [tr, δr, θn] and simplifies them via ‘repair’ strategies. We claim that only consonants with different Place of Articulation may be licensed under the Onset node due to the action of the OCP constraint which disallows the co-emergence of homorganic tautosyllabic consonants, and results in an acquisition order for the realization of [Obstruent+Sonorant] clusters: Labial/Dorsal+[Son]Coronal+[Son]. The action of OCP is blocked in the case of a extrasyllabic clusters, eg. [st], i.e. the extrasyllabicity of [s] blocks the application of the above OCP constraint, because [s] is prosodically not licensed under syllable onset.

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