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Title:The Phonetics and Phonology of Sibilants: A Synchronic and Diachronic OT Typology of Sibilant Inventories
Authors:Joachim Kokkelmans
Comment:Last version of Joachim Kokkelmans' Ph.D. dissertation, identical to the version in the UvA's archive. Chapters 5 and 8 in particular focus on OT.
Abstract:This dissertation describes in a comprehensive way what sibilants are from a phonetic and phonological perspective, as well as in which ways they pattern as sibilant inventories in natural languages. Based on empirical evidence, several typologies of sibilants are constructed predominantly in OT and BiPhon-NN. This dissertation not only centralises the existing knowledge about sibilants, but predicts also what inventories are possible and explains why.
Area/Keywords:Phonology, Phonetics, Property Theory, Property Analysis, Typohedron, Sibilants, Auditory Dispersion
Article:Version 1