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The tonal phonology of Chinese
Thesis. 1980. Ph.D.--Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy.
Case in Tiers
Cantonese loanword phonology and optimality theory
  • M. Yip
  • Computer Science
  • 1 October 1993
Cantonese loanword phonology does not exist as a separate component of the grammar and that the differences between English language source forms and their Cantonese equivalents can be understood as the result of subjecting non-native inputs to the constraints that define well-formed cantonese words. Expand
The symbiosis between perception and grammar in loanword phonology
This paper takes the view that loanword adaptation results from attempts to match the non-native percept of the L2 input, within the confines of the L1 grammar. Neither a purely perceptual nor aExpand
Identity Avoidance in Phonology and Morphology
Many languages avoid sequences of homophonous elements, be they phonemes or morphemes. Expand
Template morphology and the direction of association
  • M. Yip
  • Computer Science
  • 1 November 1988
ConclusionI have argued in favor of allowing association to proceed from the edges inward in stems as well as affixes, and given an analysis of Classical Arabic verbal morphology as illustration. Expand
Tone: African languages
Repetition and its Avoidance: The Case in Javanese
It is argued that echo -words result from the tension between a requirement that penalizes a sequence of two identical stems, * REPEAT(Stem), and one that requires two identicalstems. Expand
Casting doubt on the Onset–Rime distinction
Abstract If the syllable is composed of Onset and Rime constituents, and if this constituency is taken seriously, then each segment must uniquely belong to either Onset or Rime, and the boundaryExpand