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Dispersion Theory and Phonology  

Edward Flemming

Subject:
Phonology
Dispersion Theory concerns the constraints that govern contrasts, the phonetic differences that can distinguish words in a language. Specifically it posits that there are distinctiveness ... More

Metrical Structure and Stress  

Matthew K. Gordon

Online publication date:
Jul 2016
Subject:
Phonology
Metrical structure refers to the phonological representations capturing the prominence relationships between syllables, usually manifested phonetically as differences in levels of stress. ... More

Theoretical Phonology  

Paul de Lacy

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Subject:
Phonology
Phonology has both a taxonomic/descriptive and cognitive meaning. In the taxonomic/descriptive context, it refers to speech sound systems. As a cognitive term, it refers to a ... More

Phonological and Morphological Aspects of Reduplication  

Suzanne Urbanczyk

Reduplication is a word-formation process in which all or part of a word is repeated to convey some form of meaning. A wide range of patterns are found in terms of both the form and ... More

Contrastive Specification in Phonology  

Daniel Currie Hall

Online publication date:
Mar 2017
Subject:
Phonology
The fundamental idea underlying the use of distinctive features in phonology is the proposition that the same phonetic properties that distinguish one phoneme from another also play a ... More

Rendaku or Sequential Voicing in Japanese Phonology  

Timothy J. Vance

Online publication date:
Mar 2017
The term rendaku, sometimes translated as sequential voicing, denotes a morphophonemic phenomenon in Japanese. In a prototypical case, an alternating morpheme appears with an initial ... More

Vowel Harmony  

Harry van der Hulst

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Jul 2016
The subject of this article is vowel harmony. In its prototypical form, this phenomenon involves agreement between all vowels in a word for some phonological property (such as palatality, ... More

Tone  

Bert Remijsen

Online publication date:
Aug 2016
Subject:
Phonology
When the phonological form of a morpheme—a unit of meaning that cannot be decomposed further into smaller units of meaning—involves a particular melodic pattern as part of its sound shape, ... More

Phonological Templates in Development  

Marilyn May Vihman

Online publication date:
Dec 2016
Subject:
Phonology
Child phonological templates are idiosyncratic word production patterns. They can be understood as deriving, through generalization of patterning, from the very first words of the child, ... More

Corpus Phonology  

Jacques Durand

Online publication date:
Jan 2017
Subject:
Phonology
Corpus Phonology is an approach to phonology that places corpora at the center of phonological research. Some practitioners of corpus phonology see corpora as the only object of ... More

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