Underspecification, polysystemicity, and nonsegmental representations in phonology an analysis of Malay

Lodge, Ken (1993) Underspecification, polysystemicity, and nonsegmental representations in phonology an analysis of Malay. Linguistics, 31 (3). pp. 475-519. ISSN 0024-3949

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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of the phonological system of Malay that does not assume the segmental phoneme as its base. The analysis also follows the tradition of J. R. Firth in that it establishes different systems at different points in the syllable. The lowest level at which segmentation is allowed is that of syllable places, Cs and Vs. Prosodic features are measured in terms of Cs and Vs, the feature array being separated into different layers relating to the various parameters of speech, such as phonation and place of articulation. In addition, phonological rules are nondestructive in nature; they can only build structure, not alter it or delete it. As a consequence of this requirement, phonological representations in the lexicon are highly underspecified.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: language and linguistics,linguistics and language ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1203
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Language and Communication Studies
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Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2022 08:30
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022 08:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/85545
DOI: 10.1515/ling.1993.31.3.475

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