ERIC Number: ED105743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Le mythe de la reordonnance des regles en phonologie (The Myth of Phonological Rule Reordering). Montreal Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 3.
This paper attempts to show that the theory of phonological rule reordering is not plausible, and that any argument which attempts to use reordering to refute the theory of intrinsic ordering is inadmissible. King's (1973) arguments against intrinsic ordering are based on the theory that two reordering rules operate in phonological processes. Through a systematic examination of characteristic examples of King's theory, it is demonstrated that: (1) King's theory is self-contradicting; (2) the theory confuses phonological change with phonological rule; and (3) what has been called reordering of two rules often is simply a restructuring brought about by phonological change. Andersen's (1973) theory of "adaptive rules" is considered the most convincing explanation of phonological change. In conclusion it is reiterated that rule reordering does not exist as a diachronic phonological process, and that, therefore, any argument which uses rule reordering to refute a theory of intrinsic order has no validity. (AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montreal Univ. (Quebec).; Quebec Univ., Montreal.; McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec).
Note: In French