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Opacity and globality in phonological change

  title={Opacity and globality in phonological change},
  author={Ricardo Berm{\'u}dez-Otero},
En esta tesis se estudian los problemas planteados por dos tipos opuestos de interaccion entre procesos fonologicos las interacciones opacas y las interacciones globales. En terminos propios de la fonologia derivacional, se dice que una regla fonologica es opaca cuando, debido a la posterior aplicacion de otras reglas, la gramatica genera representaciones superficiales que parecen violar la regla en cuestion, bien porque satisfagan su descripcion estructural sin sufrir la transformacion… Expand
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