ERIC Number: ED053596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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Would an Orthography Based on Chomsky and Halle's Underlying Phonological Representations Be Optimal?
Steinberg, Danny D.
Chomsky and Halle claim that an orthography based on their system of phonological representations of lexical items would be optimal. Their analysis assumes that (1) a reader need read only for meaning and not for sound, (2) an orthography based on their underlying phonological representations would not be exceptionally difficult to learn, and (3) there is no direct link between the phonetic aspect of a lexical item and its meaning. This paper argues that none of these assumptions is warranted and that an orthography based on a broad phonetic representation is to be preferred. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Dept. of Linguistics.
Note: In Working Papers in Linguistics, v3 n3 p1-18 Mar 1971