ERIC Number: ED344477
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Publication Date: 1989
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Comanche Consonant Mutation: Initial Association or Feature Spread?
Armagost, James L.
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v14 n2 p1-19 1989
Comanche's mutation system, at first glance a relatively simple one, poses the following problems of analysis for both: (1) the variation in phonological substance manifested by the mutating segments themselves; and (2) the larger contextual pattern within which this mutation takes place. Comanche appears to exhibit a slightly skewed but typical variety of consonant mutation for which an insightful floating feature analysis might be expected. Such an account is approached and contrasted with a feature changing approach, specifically the parameter framework advocated by Archangeli. Contains 18 references. (LB)
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