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A catalogue of phonological opacity in Japanese : Version 1.2

@inproceedings{Kawahara2015ACO,
  title={A catalogue of phonological opacity in Japanese : Version 1.2},
  author={S. Kawahara},
  year={2015}
}
Phonological opacity involves a generalization that cannot be stated solely by reference to surface structures. The classic, non-derivational version of Optimality Theory hence does not predict the presence of phonological opacity, as it is surface-oriented. As one possible response to this problem, a thesis has been advanced to the effect that opacity may not exist as a productive synchronic process. Regardless of whether this strong statement is true of human languages or not, it seems clear… Expand
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