This paper examines patterns of voicing agreement between consonants at
a distance. I argue that the agreement stems from a correspondence
relation between similar consonants in the output, a relation with
foundation in mechanisms of production processing. The occurrence of
long distance voicing interactions is predicted under this approach.
The account also brings explanation to an observed similarity effect
whereby the agreement preferentially targets pairs of near-identical
(or identical) consonants.
This paper will appear in the Proceedings of the Workshop on the Lexicon
in Phonetics and Phonology, Papers in Experimental and Theoretical
Linguistics, Vol. 6, University of Alberta.