Phonological traces in the loss of a plural marker in Brazilian Portuguese. Thaïs Cristófaro-Silva (UFMG-KCL) Christine Guedri (UFMG-UT) Leonardo Almeida (UFMG). The Loss of Plural Mark.
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Phonological traces in the loss of a plural marker in Brazilian Portuguese
Thaïs Cristófaro-Silva (UFMG-KCL)
Christine Guedri (UFMG-UT)
Leonardo Almeida (UFMG)
“the handsome boys”
“some rainy days”
[mes+is] [mezIs] [mes]
14 words x 3 speech styles x 8 subjects = 336 tokens
101 of 336 tokens, corresponding to 30.1% of the words.
H0: “Plural vowels and fricatives are longer than singular vowels and fricatives”
Vowel – 123 ms
Fricative – 274 ms
Vowel – 135 ms
Fricative – 347 ms