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ERIC Number: EJ552237
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
Inherent Variability and the Obligatory Contour Principle.
Guy, Gregory R.; Boberg, Charles
Language Variation and Change, v9 n2 p149-64 1997
Notes that English coronal stop deletion is constrained by the preceding segment, so that stops and sibilants favor deletion more than liquids and nonsibilant fricatives. Suggests the existence of an attractive theoretical integration of categorical and variable processes in the grammar to account for the constraint. (26 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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