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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

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Title: Phonology with Ternary Scales
Written By: Amalia E. Gnanadesikan
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This work proposes a series of ternary scales to replace certain traditionally binary features. The focus is on the Inherent Voicing Scale (Voiceless Obstruent,
Voiced Obstruent, Sonorant), which replace [voice] and [sonorant]. Applications are made to assimilations, neutralization, and consonant mutation, providing natural accounts for a number of previously opaque processes. Other proposed scales are Consonant
Stricture (stop, fricative, approximant/voiced) and Vowel
Height (low, mid, high), which replace [continuant], [consonantal], [high] and [low].

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
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ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
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