ERIC Number: ED081264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
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How Abstract Is English Vowel Phonology?
This paper addresses itself to the question of whether the high degree of abstractness in Chomsky's and Halle's analysis of English vowels is justified. Secondarily, two related topics are discussed: (1) limitations on the tongue-height features [+low] and [+high] and (2) the role of rule features in phonological rules. Numerous examples of a more simplified representational system are provided, as well as a brief bibliography. (DD)
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Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Dept. of Linguistics.