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How to deletePerspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXX (2018)
Using data from Arabic and other languages, this chapter argues that segmental deletion processes are gradual in the sense that segments are lost through attrition rather than all at once. The argument is framed within Harmonic Serialism, a derivational version of Optimality Theory that allows deletion processes to be decomposed into successive reduction steps.
- harmonic serialism,
- Optimality Theory,
Citation InformationJohn J. McCarthy. "How to delete" Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXX (2018)
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