Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

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.
Document type :
Conference papers
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : Mohamed Lahrouchi Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 12:05:01 PM
Last modification on : Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 10:53:58 PM


  • HAL Id : halshs-02419093, version 1


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



Record views