The problem of relevance in the phonological characterization of Spanish consonants



In Spanish linguistics, there are two points of view on the principle of phonological features of phonemes. In some characteristics they are mixed terms "phonetics" and "phonology". The consonantal system of the Spanish language at the phonological level gives an infinite number of options, so it is very important in describing consonants determine the set of distinctive features

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Keywords: phonetics, phonology, distribution, differential feature, sonorous, allophone, relevant feature

Journal rubric: General and Comparative Historical Linguistics

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Murashkina O.V. The problem of relevance in the phonological characterization of Spanish consonants [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2014. Vol. 1, no. 3 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Olga V. Murashkina, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of Language Training of Public Administration Personnel, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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