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Triumphs and limits of the Contrastivity-Only Hypothesis

Nevins, A; (2015) Triumphs and limits of the Contrastivity-Only Hypothesis. Linguistic Variation , 15 (1) pp. 41-68. 10.1075/lv.15.1.02nev. Green open access

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Abstract

The Variable Hierarchy hypothesis of Dresher (2009) has a number of far-reaching consequences and applications – beyond the domain for which it was originally developed – including overspecification, kinship terminology, vowel reduction and whistled languages. On the other hand, the Contrastivity-Only Hypothesis of Dresher (2009) is, in its present form, empirically too limited once one looks at a full system of phonological processes within a language, and some reference to noncontrastive features seems inevitable. However, I outline a possible set of diagnostics and distinctions that might allow one to localize and limit the reference to noncontrastive features.

Type: Article
Title: Triumphs and limits of the Contrastivity-Only Hypothesis
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1075/lv.15.1.02nev
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1075/lv.15.1.02nev
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Contrastive hierarchies, vowel reduction, whistled languages, kinship, overspecification
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Linguistics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1551663
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