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ERIC Number: ED037703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 14
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Directionality and Assimilation: Evidence from the History of Portuguese.
Naro, Anthony J.
In this paper several instances in which a mirror-image (or "directionless") rule was added intact to an innovating grammar are presented, and it is argued that the form of such rules can be constrained in a special way. The author has found it necessary to distinguish rules added to an innovating grammar (diachronic rules) from rules already present in a grammar (synchronic rules). The author gives two examples of diachronic directionless rules which are also assimilatory. He acknowledges that there are diachronic assimilatory rules which are directional but feels there is a close intuitive connection between assimilation and directionless spread of articulatory features. He postulates that all diachronic nondirectional rules are basically assimilative in nature. (DO)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, San Francisco, December 1969