Bidirectional phonology and phonetics


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Title Bidirectional phonology and phonetics
Period 01 / 2006 - unknown
Status Current
Research number OND1327689
Data Supplier Website CSCA


We explain the typology of sound systems by modelling phonology as well as phonetics bidirectionally (i.e. we model the speaker as well as the listener), and by modelling the acquisition and cross-generational evolution of all this. Our framework is based on strict constraint ranking (Optimality Theory), but with four representations (two phonological, two phonetic) and with three constraint families that connect these representations to each other.

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Project leader Prof.dr. P.P.G. Boersma


D36000 Language and literature studies

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