Consonant co-occurrence classes and the feature-economy principle
The feature-economy principle is one of the key theoretical notions which have been postulated to account for the structure of phoneme inventories in the world's languages. In this paper, we test the…
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Phonological Concept Learning
- Computer ScienceCogn. Sci.
It is concluded that similar cue-based cognitive processes are available for phonological and visual concept learning, and hence that studying either kind of learning can lead to significant insights about the other.
Pattern induction by infant language learners.
- LinguisticsDevelopmental psychology
9-month-old infants were given the opportunity to induce specific phonological patterns in 3 experiments in which syllable structure, consonant voicing position, and segmental position were manipulated and revealed that infants rapidly extracted new phonological regularities.
Feature economy in sound systems
This study shows that feature economy can be used as a tool in phonological feature analysis, and offers voiced aspirates, voiceless sonorants and various types of glottalised sounds as illustrations.
The emergence of linguistic structure: an overview of the iterated learning model
As language users humans possess a culturally transmitted system of unparalleled complexity in the natural world. Linguistics has revealed over the past 40 years the degree to which the syntactic…
The evolution of auditory dispersion in bidirectional constraint grammars*
- Computer SciencePhonology
Computer simulations of sibilant inventories show that, independently of the initial auditory sound system, a stable equilibrium is reached within a small number of generations, and the dispersion of the sibilants of the language strikes an optimal balance between articulatory ease and auditory contrast.
The role of features in speech sound inventories
Five feature-based principles interact to predict broad properties of sound systems, such as symmetry and the tendency of sounds to be dispersed in auditory space, and fine-tune the realization of phonological categories at the phonetic level are suggested.
Compression and communication in the cultural evolution of linguistic structure
- Computer ScienceCognition
Finding phonological features in perception
The results indicate that adult listeners map the auditory properties of speech sounds onto phonological feature categories, and that the mappings between sound and features can be redefined when a sound change occurs.
Patterns of sounds
- Linguistics, Physics
The size and structure of phonological inventories, and the design of the UCLA Phonological Segment Inventory Database' Indices.
The Role and Representation of Contrast in Phonological Theory (2007)
This dissertation deals with the role of phonemic contrast in determining the featural content of phonological relations, and with the relation between phonemic and phonetic contrasts. Chapter one…