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While the vast majority of linguistic processes apply locally, consonant harmony appears to be an exception. In this phonological process, consonants share the same value of a phonological feature, such as secondary place of articulation. In sibilant harmony, [s] and [ʃ] ('sh') alternate such that if a word contains the sound [ʃ], all [s] sounds become [ʃ].(More)
One of the major questions in the cognitive science of language is whether the perceptual and phonological motivations for the rules and patterns that govern the sounds of language are a part of the psychological reality of grammatical representations. This question is particularly important in the study of phonological patterns - systematic constraints on(More)
1. Vowel Harmony in Korean 1.1 Overview The problems with previous analyses of Korean vowel harmony can be solved when harmony is treated as a consequence of a morphological alternation rather than a purely phonological process. This morphological alternation is best accounted for using morpheme-specific correspondence constraints. 1.2 Why Korean VH is a(More)
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