Emergência de sândi consonântico em Português Europeu: uma abordagem prosódica

Translated title of the contribution: Emergence of consonant sandalwood in European Portuguese: a prosodic approach

Alexandra Malho, Susana Correia, Sónia Frota

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In European Portuguese, the domain for sandhi phenomena is the intonational phrase. Unlike the intonational phrase, the phonological phrase has been shown to be only relevant for rhythm and prominence-related phenomena (Frota, 2000, 2014). Fricative voicing between words (casa[ʒb]rancas, casa[ʃp]retas) and ressylabification before vowel-initial words (casa[zɐ]marelas) occur within the intonational phrase. In this study, we considered spontaneous productions of a Portuguese child (Luma), aged 2;04-4;00, to examine the acquisition of external consonantal sandhi. The data show that sandhi production varies according to the segmental (C#C, C#V, CFric, CVib, CLat) and prosodic context (clitic, prosodic word, position in prosodic structure). The data further confirm that sandhi occurs within the intonational phrase, supporting the analysis proposed for the adult grammar. This study contributes to the understanding of the relationship between the acquisition of the prosodic structure and the acquisition of sandhi phenomena.
Translated title of the contributionEmergence of consonant sandalwood in European Portuguese: a prosodic approach
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)177-190
Number of pages13
JournalRevista da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventXXXII Encontro Nacional da APL -
Duration: 19 Oct 201621 Oct 2016


  • Sandhi
  • Acquisition
  • Prosodic structure
  • Coda


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