ERIC Number: ED069183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Crazy Rules and Natural Rules in Japanese Phonology.
Pearson, Bruce L.
Papers in Japanese Linguistics, v1 n1 p89-102 Jun 1972
This paper considers five possible analyses to explain dental alternations in Japanese and argues that the formulation approximating the actual historical development is likely to provide the most satisfactory synchronic description. The approaches considered are distributional analysis, strict historical interpretation, modified historical interpretation, restructured analysis, and crazy interpretation. The paper concludes that the modified historical interpretation and restructured analysis have the greatest potential since they both restructure versions of the historic changes. (VM)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Japanese Linguistics Workshop.