REPRESENTING PHONOLOGY WITHOUT PRECEDENCE RELATIONS

KUNIYA NASUKAWA
2011 English Linguistics  
In the pursuit of a strictly monostratal model of phonology, syllable/ prosodic structure is fully specified in lexical representations. Accordingly, information relating to the linear order of segments is redundant in representations: dependency relations holding between syllabic categories are sufficient to account for phonological phenomena. This paper therefore investigates the possibility of omitting from phonological representations all precedence relations between units, which would
more » ... s, which would allow positional precedence to be viewed merely as a by-product of phonetic interpretation relevant to the sensorimotor systems. As such, the division between phonology and its external systems would parallel the division between syntax and performance systems.*
doi:10.9793/elsj.28.2_278 fatcat:4qpm2oqhhbef3fr7gqamen34cu