Representation-based models in the current landscape of phonological theory

Katalin Balogné Bérces, Patrick Honeybone
2020 Acta Linguistica Academica  
AbstractWe place the healthy diversity of current (i.e., early 21st-century) phonological theory under scrutiny, and identify the four fundamental approaches that make it up: Rule-Based Phonology, Representation-Based Phonology, Constraint-Based Phonology, and Usage-Based Phonology. We then focus on the key aspects of and recent developments in Representation-Based Phonology: we separate out hybrid models and purely representational ones, we identify Government Phonology (GP) as the most
more » ... as the most popular form of the latter (and show that it is even present in what we call 'GP-friendly' analyses), and finally, we discuss and illustrate recent innovations in both subsegmental and prosodic structure in the two strands that we identify as 'hyperhierarchical' (or 'vertical') and 'flat' (or 'horizontal').
doi:10.1556/2062.2020.00002 fatcat:p5wvpr544jhl7n5xb2okw5zbby