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Biuniqueness and Monosystemicity

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/9780748625659.003.0003
Biuniqueness and Monosystemicity

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The assumptions of biuniqueness and monosystemicity in phonological systems are challenged. Both assumptions obscure differences of function within a system and complicates analysis. Morphophonemic alternations and unique underliers are discussed in relation to monosystemicity. The tension between polysystemicity and generalizations is also discussed.

Keywords: Biuniqueness; monosystemicity; morphophonemic alternations; unique underliers; polysystemicity

Chapter.  6871 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Phonetics and Phonology

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