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Publication Date: 1977
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A Functional Explanation of Dialect Difference
Dinnsen, Daniel
Language Sciences, 46, 1-7, Aug 77
Argues that the mechanism of rule ordering, although sufficient to account for certain facts about linguistic change and variation, is not necessary. Different sequences of identical rules needed to account for dialectal facts in Catalan can be predicted by two independently motivated universal principles. (CHK)
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