|Title||La nasalité vocalique en français et en bulgare: problème phonétique et phonologique|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1982|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
|Keywords||Contrastive Studies; съпоставителни изследвания|
The article is a contrastive study of nasalization in the following combination: vowel + n + fricative. It is established that in this combination the vowels are nasalized to almost the same degree in French and Bulgarian. The reason for that is the elimination of the feature occlusiveness of the n consonant in the two languages. However, whereas this phenomenon has led to phonologization of the nasal vowels in French, in Bulgarian reasons of morphosyntactic and semantic nature have prevented the nasalized vowels from becoming independent phonemes.