Lenition and Contrast: The Functional Consequences of by Naomi Gurevich

By Naomi Gurevich

This booklet analyzes 153 languages from a wide number of households to set up a formerly unexplored courting among phonetically conditioned sound adjustments similar to lenitions and practical (meaning upkeep similar) concerns. conscientiously gathering a variety of inventories of consonants, this assortment is probably going to turn into an enormous source for destiny linguistics examine. by way of distinguishing among phonetic and phonological neutralization, and exhibiting that the 1st doesn't unavoidably lead to the second one, Naomi Gurevich uncovers formerly unexplored and infrequently staggering developments within the dating among phonetics and phonology.

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