Gary K. Baker
List of John Benjamins publications for which Gary K. Baker plays a role.
An Acoustic Basis for Palatal Geminate Behavior in Spanish. New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics: Vol. II: Phonetics, Phonology and Dialectology, Montreuil, Jean-Pierre Y. (ed.), pp. 1–142006.
This paper investigates the phonetic bases of aspects of the phonological behavior of the palatal segments (/ɲ ʎ ʝ/) of Spanish. A moraic geminate structure is assumed for these segments to account for rather exceptional distributional and prosodic effects, particularly the narrowing of the stress… read more | Article
Duration, voice, and dispersion in stop contrasts from Latin to Spanish. Optimality-Theoretic Studies in Spanish Phonology, Martínez-Gil, Fernando and Sonia Colina (eds.), pp. 399–4232006.
This paper takes a new look at the evolution of stops from Latin to Spanish. In a series of sound changes that have often been described as a chain shift, geminates reduced to singletons, voiceless stops voiced, and voiced stops approximantized. These changes have generally been attributed to… read more | Article
An OT Treatment of Palatal Fortition in Argentinian Spanish. Romance Linguistics: Theory and Acquisition, Pérez-Leroux, Ana Teresa and Yves Roberge (eds.), pp. 33–482003.