Feature Geometry and Dependency: A Review

@article{McCarthy1988FeatureGA,
  title={Feature Geometry and Dependency: A Review},
  author={John J. McCarthy},
  journal={Phonetica},
  year={1988},
  volume={45},
  pages={84 - 108}
}
Abstract A fundamental problem in phonological theory is the fact that processes often operate on consistent subsets of the distinctive features within a segment, like the features that characterize place of articulation. Recent research has responded to this problem by proposing a hierarchical organization of the features into functionally related classes, grouped under nodes of a tree structure. This ‘geometry’ resembles earlier theories that accomplish the same thing with multivalued… 

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