The Emergence of Distinctive Features

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This book makes a fundamental contribution to phonology, linguistic typology, and the nature of the human language faculty. Distinctive features in phonology distinguish one meaningful sound from another. Since the mid-twentieth century they have been seen as a set characterizing all possible phonological distinctions and as an integral part of Universal Grammar, the innate language faculty underlying successive versions of Chomskyan generative theory. The usefulness of distinctive features in phonological analysis is ...

The Emergence of Distinctive Features 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199207916

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The Emergence of Distinctive Features 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199233373

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