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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Typology of Phonological Systems

Ian Maddieson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

November 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Linguistic Typology; Phonetics and Phonology. 6570 words.

This article describes the three classes of factors used to construct phonological typologies, based respectively on prosodic patterns, segmental patterns, and the structures of longer...

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