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Lenition and Contrast : The Functional Consequences of Certain Phonetically Conditioned Sound Changes - Naomi Gurevich

Lenition and Contrast

The Functional Consequences of Certain Phonetically Conditioned Sound Changes

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Published: 12th November 2004
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This book analyzes 153 languages from a large variety of families to establish a previously unexplored relationship between phonetically conditioned sound changes such as lenitions and functional (meaning maintenance related) considerations. Carefully collecting numerous inventories of consonants, this collection is likely to become an important resource for future linguistics research. By distinguishing between phonetic and phonological neutralization, and showing that the first does not necessarily result in the second, Naomi Gurevich uncovers previously unexplored and often surprising trends in the relationship between phonetics and phonology.

Introduction
Investigation of Phonetically Conditioned Sound Changes
Language Analyses
Implications
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ISBN: 9780415970990
ISBN-10: 0415970997
Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 12th November 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1