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Sameness and Meaningful Contrast in Phonology

Ken Lodge

in Fundamental Concepts in Phonology

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780748625659
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671410 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625659.003.0002
Sameness and Meaningful Contrast in Phonology

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Traditional approaches to phonemic analysis are considered. In some cases there is a lack of consistent application of notions of sameness and difference. Phonetics on its own cannot deliver the answer. Morphological alternations are considered as corroborating evidence for functional identity.

Keywords: Sameness; meaningful contrast; complementary distribution; morphological alternations

Chapter.  4585 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology

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