Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Keywords

phonology, diphthongs, homogeneous diphthongs, rhyme, Spanish.

Journal/Book/Conference Title Title

Sintagma: Journal of Linguistics

Volume

29

First Page

111

Last Page

124

Abstract

This article addresses the status of homogeneous diphthongs in Spanish (those formed of two high vocoids, usually spelled iu or ui) to try to determine which vocoid acts as the syllable nucleus and which is the glide. It has generally been assumed that the order is glide-vowel (rising-like diphthong) but with little factual substantiation. A study of examples of rhyme from different ages in Spanish poetry and theatre in verse confirms the strong tendency for these diphthongs to act as rising-like.

Department

Department of Languages and Literatures

Comments

First published in Sintagma: Journal of Linguistics, v. 29 (2017), published by Universitat de Lieida. DOI: 10.21001/sintagma.2017.29.07

Original Publication Date

2017

DOI of published version

10.21001/sintagma.2017.29.07

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library

Date Digital

2017

Copyright

©2017 Juan Carlos Castillo. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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