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Obstruent Clusters in Optimality Theory

Obstruent Clusters in Optimality Theory

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  • ISBN-13: 9783639708813
  • Publisher: Scholars' Press
  • Release Date: Feb 11, 2014
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.55 x 8.66 x 5.91 inches


This book presents a cross-linguistic study of the occurrence patterns and restrictions that clusters containing two obstruents exhibit in onset position. It is argued that s+Stop clusters are the best-formed of all obstruent clusters because they are unmarked along the manner and place dimensions. A typology of obstruent clusters is developed and phonotactic patterns from representative languages are analyzed within the framework of Optimality Theory.

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