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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages$
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Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.001.0001

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Sandhi phenomena

Sandhi phenomena

(p.669) Chapter 40 Sandhi phenomena
The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Rodney Sampson

Oxford University Press

This chapter addresses some of the most important issues in Romance internal and external sandhi phenomena. It covers intervocalic sibilant voicing in affixation and compounding; devoicing of word-final obstruents; sibilant/vibrant neutralizations; vowel prothesis and paragogic vowel harmony; consonantal assimilations and dissimilations, epenthesis, apocope, and elision; liaison; rafforzamento. Specific topics dealt with include: phonologically-conditioned sandhi; vowel-edge phenomena; vowel hiatus; vowel-edge sandhi adjacent to pause; consonant-edge phenomena; left-edge sandhi; lenition with voicing and opening; lenition with fricativization or detensing with voicing; right-edge sandhi; assimilation-based sandhi; syllabification-based sandhi;morpho-syntactically and lexically conditioned sandhi; raddoppiamento fonosintattico; liaison; clitics; sandhi in verb phrases; sandhi in (preposition +) noun phrase; suprasegmental sandhi.

Keywords:   sandhi, hiatus, lenition, assimilation, sillabification, liaison, rafforzamento fonosintattico, clitics

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