The geometry of phonological features

  title={The geometry of phonological features},
  author={George N. Clements},
  journal={Phonology Yearbook},
  pages={225 - 252}
  • G. Clements
  • Published 1 May 1985
  • Linguistics
  • Phonology Yearbook
On the notion ‘feature bundle’ The study of the phonological aspect of human speech has advanced greatly over the past decades as a result of one of the fundamental discoveries of modern linguistics – the fact that phonological segments, or phonemes, are not the ultimate constituents of phonological analysis, but factor into smaller, simultaneous properties or features. The apparently vast number of speech sounds found in the languages of the world turn out to be surface-level realisations of a… 

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