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An Analysis of English Loanwords in Korean

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Title:An Analysis of English Loanwords in Korean
Authors:Hahn, Jeewon
Keywords:linguistics
Date Issued:01 Oct 2005
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
Citation:Hahn, Jeewon. 2005. An Analysis of English Loanwords in Korean. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics 36(4).
Series:University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics
Abstract:This paper investigates sound substitutions that occur in English loanwords in Korean within the the.ory of Natural Phonology (NP). In NP, phonological phenomena are accounted for in terms of two types of phonological processes: fortition and lenition. The crucial part of the present analysis can be found in how an insertion phenomenon is viewed compared to other theories. Specifically, vowel insertion is seen as re.sulting from maintaining a certain length of moras under Broselow and Park’s (1995) mora conservation law. However, Broselow and Park’s analysis turns out to be limited because of counterexamples that vio.late the law of moras. Vowel insertion is hard to see as a result of certain universal principles; rather it can be seen as occurring from an interaction of a set of natural phonological processes.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/73201
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
Volume:2005
Appears in Collections: Working Papers in Linguistics - 2005


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