The Indeterminacy/Attestation Model of Metathesis

@article{Hume2004TheIM,
  title={The Indeterminacy/Attestation Model of Metathesis},
  author={E. Hume},
  journal={Language},
  year={2004},
  volume={80},
  pages={203 - 237}
}
  • E. Hume
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Language
This paper addresses three key observations relating to crosslinguistic patterns of metathesis. First, the order of sounds resulting from metathesis can differ from language to language such that a similar combination of sounds can be realized in one order in one language, but in the reverse order in another language. Second, for some sound combinations, only one order is commonly attested as the result of metathesis, while for other combinations, either order can be observed. Third, the… Expand
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