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A Preliminary Investigation of Quantitative Patterns in Sonority Sequencing

  title={A Preliminary Investigation of Quantitative Patterns in Sonority Sequencing},
  author={Stefan A. Frisch},
  journal={The Italian Journal of Linguistics},
  • S. Frisch
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • The Italian Journal of Linguistics
Frisch (2004) claims that phonetically or psycholinguistically-motivated sound patterns should be found typologically across languages (qualitatively), as well as typologically within a language or within the lexicon of a language (quantitatively). This claim emerged from the analysis of Obligatory Contour Principle for Place of Articulation (OCP-Place) consonant patterns in Arabic and a number of unrelated languages as a pattern of similarity avoidance. In this paper, a preliminary study is… Expand
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