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LINGUIST List 20.3197

Tue Sep 22 2009

Qs: Frequency of Stop Dissimilation and Assimilation

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        1.    Rémy Viredaz, Frequency of Stop Dissimilation and Assimilation

Message 1: Frequency of Stop Dissimilation and Assimilation
Date: 18-Sep-2009
From: Rémy Viredaz <remy.viredazbluewin.ch>
Subject: Frequency of Stop Dissimilation and Assimilation
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Dear Linguists,

Have studies been made on the relative frequency of assimilation and
dissimilation between stops, in languages of the world, depending on the
phonetic nature of their contrast: aspiration, glottalization,
pharyngealization etc.? That is, could we say, for instance, that aspirates
are more prone to dissimilation while glottalized stops are more prone to

I am interested in resources on distant assimilation/dissimilation as well
as assimilation/dissimilation in contact; to regressive as well as
progressive assimilation/dissimilation. Please do not mention Grassmann's
law and Bartholomae's law which I already know about.

Thank you for your replies,

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

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