FRONTING Definition: Replacing back consonants with front consonants. Comment: Fronting occurs when any consonant that is made posterior to the alveolar ridge is substituted by another consonant that is made at or in front of the alveolar ridge. However, fronting does not apply to the approximants /r j/ or to the glottal /h/. Examples: cup /kʌp/ → /tʌp/ (syllable-initial fronting) […]
HUMAN COMMUNICATION 101
Human Communication 101 is a series of introductory texts providing high quality information on selected aspects of human communication, with particular emphasis on speech, language and communication needs.