Phonotactic Knowledge and the Ac

  title={Phonotactic Knowledge and the Ac},
  author={Joe Pater and Anne-Mich},
Phonological alternations often serve to modify forms so that they respect a phonotactic restriction that applies across the language. For example, the voicing alternation in the English plural produces word-final sequences that respect the general ban against a voiceless obstruent followed by a voiced one. Since Chomsky and Halle [1], it has been assumed that an adequate theory of phonology should capture the connection between phonotactics and alternations by deriving them using a shared… CONTINUE READING

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