Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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1. Introduction

Palatalization characterizes a set of phonetic and/or phonological processes that have output segments produced with an articulation in or close to the palatal region (for a review, see Bhat 1978). This term has two common meanings: i. palatalization involves the shift of the articulation of a consonant toward the palatal region before front vowels, especially [i], and t…

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Chakir Zeroual, “Palatalization”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 17 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0246>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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