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Towards a derived typology of branching onsets

Abstract : The purpose of this work is to derive a typology of branching onsets based on the Obligatory Contour Principle (OCP), and the CVCV skeleton introduced by Lowenstamm (1996). We claim that if two consonants are sufficiently distinct to form a branching onset, then any set of even more distinct consonants can legitimately also form a branching onset. In other words, for any branching onset with n violations of OCP, there is a branching onset with n-1 violations of OCP.
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https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-02419093
Contributor : Mohamed Lahrouchi <>
Submitted on : Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 12:05:01 PM
Last modification on : Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:12:58 PM

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Guillaume Enguehard, Mohamed Lahrouchi. Towards a derived typology of branching onsets. Government Phonology Round Table, Jun 2019, Vienna, Austria. ⟨halshs-02419093⟩

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