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This paper delves into flapping The other name for flapping process is tapping. in English and describes the exact environments for the process in order to provide an account based on constraints and their interaction. We argue that the traditional description and rule formulation of flapping should be modified to put forth a comprehensive analysis. The paper reveals that the retroflex liquid /r/ shows asymmetrical behavior depending on where it occurs. The paper also sheds light on the status of a syllabic consonant in English in that unlike a traditional notion of a syllabic consonant we assume that it follows from the coalescence between a schwa and a following sonorant. The paper suggests some advantages of an account based on constraints over an analysis framed in rules in terms of explaining flapping in English.


This paper delves into flapping The other name for flapping process is tapping. in English and describes the exact environments for the process in order to provide an account based on constraints and their interaction. We argue that the traditional description and rule formulation of flapping should be modified to put forth a comprehensive analysis. The paper reveals that the retroflex liquid /r/ shows asymmetrical behavior depending on where it occurs. The paper also sheds light on the status of a syllabic consonant in English in that unlike a traditional notion of a syllabic consonant we assume that it follows from the coalescence between a schwa and a following sonorant. The paper suggests some advantages of an account based on constraints over an analysis framed in rules in terms of explaining flapping in English.