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ERIC Number: EJ652221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
Phonological Variation and Optimality Theory: Evidence from Word-Initial Vowel Epenthesis in Vimeu Picard.
Auger, Julie
Language Variation and Change, v13 n3 p253-303 2001
Discusses a corpus-based study that focuses on word epenthesis.Provides quantitative evidence that vowel epenthesis applies categorically in some environments and variably in others. Probabilistic analysis demonstrates that the variable pattern is constrained by a complex interplay of linguistic factors. Interprets such grammatical conditioning as evidence that this variation is a reflection of grammatical competence. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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