OCP Effects on Japanese Phonological Processing

Abstract

The Obligatory Contour Principle (OCP) refers to a linguistic constraint on similar or same phonological elements or features from being repeated (e.g., Fukazawa, 1999, 2000; Itô & Mester, 1986; Kubozono, 1999; Kubozono & Ôta, 1998). Kubozono and Ôta (1998) suggested the possibility that vowel dissimilation in Japanese may be a result of the OCP. For… (More)

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