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ERIC Number: EJ416682
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
On the Evaluation of Competing Analyses in Historical Phonology: Naturalness, Minimality, and the Case of the Armenian /erk/.
Picard, Marc
Language Sciences, v12 n1 p85-99 1990
Argues that the most important constraints on any proposed sound change are naturalness and minimality. Examples from Western Romance languages are provided to show how these principles can be applied to the best advantage, and a new solution is proposed to the problem of /erk/ from *DW in Armenian. (27 references) (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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