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.
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