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Title: Some thoughts on Turkish voicing assimilation
Authors: Dobrovolsky, Michael
Keywords: Linguistics;Turkish language;Phonology;Assimilation (Phonetics);Constraints (Linguistics);Phonetics
Issue Date: Jan-1982
Publisher: University of Calgary
Citation: Dobrovolsky, M. (1982). Some thoughts on Turkish voicing assimilation. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 7(Winter), 1-6.
Abstract: In this sketch, I shall be working within a framework of assumptions about phonology that includes the existence of statements about phonetic and phonological facts about language which I shall call general constraints. As a working hypothesis, I hold that general constraints can be stated for both the phonological and phonetic level of representation. In employing general constraints as a descriptive phonological device, I am in effect claiming that the phonologically relevant statements we can make about language are not merely the sum of the list of phonological rules of the language that relate underlying forms to surface phonetics. I view the general constraint as a statement of theoretically relevant (phonetic/phonological) facts about languages, while phonological rules are the statements of implementation of these facts, statements which may be diverse and various in their manner of achieving implementation. Any discussion of Turkish phonology will have to come to grips with the issue of the representation of voiced-voiceless consonant alternations.
ISSN: 2371-2643
Appears in Collections:Volume 7, Winter 1982

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