A Faithfulness Ranking Projected from a Perceptibility Scale: The Case of [+ Voice] in Japanese

@article{Kawahara2006AFR,
  title={A Faithfulness Ranking Projected from a Perceptibility Scale: The Case of [+ Voice] in Japanese},
  author={S. Kawahara},
  journal={Language},
  year={2006},
  volume={82},
  pages={536 - 574}
}
Within the framework of optimality theory (Prince & Smolensky 2004), Steriade (2001a,b) proposes the P-map hypothesis, whose fundamental tenet is that the rankings of faithfulness constraints are grounded in perceptual-similarity rankings. This article provides empirical support for this hypothesis. In Japanese loanword phonology, a voiced geminate, but not a singleton, devoices to dissimilate from another voiced obstruent within a single stem. Based on this observation, I argue that the… Expand

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