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Title:A Typology of Consonant Agreement as Correspondence
Authors:Sharon Rose, Rachel Walker
Abstract:Assimilation or agreement between consonants at a distance
has two key properties. First, it preferentially targets
similar consonants and second, intervening segments do not
participate. It is argued that this agreement arises
through correspondence relations between consonants
rather than via feature spreading, allowing for a unified
analysis of feature spreading as strictly local.
Similarity of consonants plays a central role in
determining which consonants stand in correspondence.
A typology of consonant agreement reveals four main
classes: nasal, laryngeal, coronal and liquid. Case studies
of nasal agreement and laryngeal agreement are presented
and the implications of the proposal for coronal agreement
are discussed.
Type:Paper/tech report
Article:Version 1