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Title:Variation and opacity in Singapore English consonant clusters
Authors:Arto Anttila, Vivienne Fong, Stefan Benus, Jennifer Nycz
Comment:To appear in Phonology 25.2
Abstract:Singapore English consonant clusters undergo phonological processes that exhibit variation and opacity. Quantitative evidence shows that these patterns are genuine and systematic. Two main conclusions emerge. First, a small set of phonological constraints yields a typological structure (T-order) that captures the quantitative patterns, independently of specific assumptions about how the grammar represents variation. Second, the evidence is consistent with the hypothesis that phonological opacity has only one source: the interleaving of phonology and morphology.
Type:Paper/tech report
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