Faculty member Marc Garellek just published an article in Glossa entitled “Phonetics and phonology of schwa insertion in Central Yiddish.” In this paper, Marc explores an unusual pattern of schwa insertion in Central (Polish) Yiddish. He uses insights from phonetic theory to explain its occurrence, and argues, based partly on patterns of poetic rhyme, that these inserted schwas are part of the language’s phonology.
Garellek, Marc. 2020. Phonetics and phonology of schwa insertion in Central Yiddish. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 5(1): 66. 1–25. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.1141