Ranking paradox in consonant voicing in Japanese

@inproceedings{Fukazawa2002RankingPI,
  title={Ranking paradox in consonant voicing in Japanese},
  author={Haruka Fukazawa and Mafuyu Kitahara and S. Kawahara and L. Lombardi},
  year={2002}
}
It is quite often that some phonological phenomena are found only in a certain vocabulary class but not in others within a single language. However, the basic tenet in OT, a single invariant ranking, apparently seems incompatible to those multiple vocabulary classes with inconsistent phonological phenomena. Recent OT analyses have developed useful notions in their arsenal to attack this problem. First, multiple sub-lexica are defined when their phonological properties are distinct enough. For… Expand

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