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Subject: secondary articulation vs assimilation
Question: Hello guys I was teaching a linguistics class and I came across this topic ''secondary articulation''. It was the first time for me to hear the term. I had always known that the effect of a preceding or following sound is called ''assimilation''. But in the book I have , both terms seem to be different. I did some research on both terms, but I can't seem to reach a satisfying conclusion. It says that assimilation involves quality and SA involves just place of articulation. I find that so vague. So, is assimilation the broader term? In other words, is secondary articulation a type of assimilation?
From: Teacher Eman
Date: 30-Dec-2013
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  1. Re: secondary articulation vs assimilation    Robert A Papen     (09-Jan-2014)
  2. Re: secondary articulation vs assimilation    Geoffrey Richard Sampson     (10-Jan-2014)
  3. Re: secondary articulation vs assimilation    Elizabeth J Pyatt     (09-Jan-2014)

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