A Stratal OT Perspective on Sound Change

  title={A Stratal OT Perspective on Sound Change},
  author={Paul Kiparsky},
The classical explanation for exceptionless neogrammaria n sound change and for the phenomenon of phonologization by secondary split (the persistence of all phones when their conditioning factors change) relied on a sharp separation of phonology and phonetics. In a par doxical marriage of synchronic structuralism to diachronic neogrammarianism, sound change was loc ted outside of the linguistic system that it transforms. This picture is at odds with structural explanations for sou nd changes… CONTINUE READING

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