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*K in conflation theory: when a language has transguttural harmony

@inproceedings{YamaneTanaka2007KIC,
  title={*K in conflation theory: when a language has transguttural harmony},
  author={Noriko Yamane‐Tanaka},
  year={2007}
}
This paper tries to capture variations of vowel harmony in Conflation Theory (de Lacy (2002, 2004, 2006)). Yamane-Tanaka (2006) assumes Gitksan harmony has variations across speakers: translaryngeal and transguttural. These two types cannot be captured in Conflation Theory unless the composite set of Place features in a markedness category is properly revised. The proposal here is to divide the markedness constraint prohibiting dorsal (= *K) into two distinct constraints (= *K and *Q). This… Expand
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