Convergence in historical phonetics: stop contrasts in Åland and Iceland  

Pétur Helgason

Proceedings of Fonetik 2001, the XIVth Swedish Phonetics Conference, Örenäs, May 30 - June 1, 2001. Working Papers, Department of Linguistics, Lund University 49: 54-57.


Data on the phonetic realisations of stop contrasts from a speaker from Southern Central Åland show that convergent historical developments in fortis stops have occurred in the geographically distinct regions of Åland and Iceland. The Åland data also provide examples of stops with simultaneous pre- and postaspiration, which is highly unusual from a typological perspective.

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