The markedness of the unmarked

Szigetvári, Péter (2006) The markedness of the unmarked. Acta Linguistica Hungarica, 53 (4). pp. 433-447. ISSN 1216-8076


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There are several phonological categories whose markedness-as inferred from typical markedness metrics- fails to match the representational complexity posited for them. More specifically, glottal stops, geminate clusters, and onsetless syllables are representationally the simplest of their category, yet other criteria, like implicational hierarchies, mark them as special. This paper aims at comprehending this paradox.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > P0 Philology. Linguistics / filológia, nyelvészet
Depositing User: xFruzsina xPataki
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 19:52
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 19:52

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