Locality in vowel harmony /

This work offers phonologists new evidence that viewing vowel harmony through the lens of relativized minimality has the potential to unify different levels of linguistic representation and different domains of empirical inquiry in a unified framework.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Nevins, Andrew.
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2010].
Series:Linguistic inquiry monographs ; 55.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • What's vowel harmony, how does it vary, and why study it?
  • The search principle
  • Contrastiveness, markedness and feature-based locality
  • Defective intervention: when search comes back empty-handed
  • Domain-limitations on search
  • Minimalist computation of vowel harmony: implications.