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Phonological opacity in Japanese

@inproceedings{2017PhonologicalOI,
  title={Phonological opacity in Japanese},
  author={},
  year={2017}
}
  • Published 2017
Phonological opacity involves a generalization that cannot be stated solely by reference to surface structures. The classic, non-derivational version of Optimality Theory (OT) does not predict the existence of phonological opacity, as OT 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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