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Representations and Primitive Operations

Bridget D. Samuels

in Phonological Architecture

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199694358
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731891 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694358.003.0005

Series: Oxford Studies in Biolinguistics

Representations and Primitive Operations

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‘Representations & Primitive Operations’ begins with a discussion of the organization of phonological structures such as features, segments, and syllables. It then presents a theory of phonological rule application and morphological concatenation based on formalization of the primitive operations search, copy, and delete, illustrated with examples of affixation, reduplication, harmony, and other phonological rules. The possible evolutionary origins of these primitive operations are also discussed.

Keywords: biolinguistics; phonology; affixation; reduplication; harmony

Chapter.  24608 words. 

Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology

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