Assimilation, deletion paths and underspecification

Lodge, Ken (1992) Assimilation, deletion paths and underspecification. Journal of Linguistics, 28 (1). pp. 13-52. ISSN 0022-2267

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The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that underspecification of lexical-entry forms enables us to restrict phonological theory to declarative statements about the structure of lexical items, and to avoid having recourse to feature-changing and deletion rules. The realizations of lexical items are mapped onto their underlying forms by means of filling-in, redundancy rules of two basic types, predictive and default. Predictive rules derive (at least) one feature from (at least) one other feature, given in the lexical entry form, and default rules provide a feature, if no other rule has applied. Rules are both universal and language-specific. Since all filling-in is accounted for by these redundancy rules, there is no need for a post-lexical component of the phonology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: language and linguistics,philosophy,linguistics and language ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1203
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
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Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2022 08:30
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2023 00:51
DOI: 10.1017/S0022226700014985

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