The Typology of Voicing and Devoicing

@article{Wetzels2001TheTO,
  title={The Typology of Voicing and Devoicing},
  author={Leo Wetzels and Joan Mascar{\'o}},
  journal={Language},
  year={2001},
  volume={77},
  pages={207 - 244}
}
This article provides empirical evidence against the claims that [voice] is a privative feature and that word-internal devoicing can occur in a language without word-final devoicing. The study of voice patterns in a number of languages shows that the feature value [-voice] although it is the unmarked value of the laryngeal feature [voice], can be active phonologically in a fashion parallel to the marked value [+ voice]. Across languages, voice assimilation may occur independently of devoicing… 
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