Clicks, elements and concurrency

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Khoisan languages have always posed a challenge to formal phonology in the generative tradition, as their very large apparent inventories require an array of features used nowhere else. I recently (Bradfield 2014) proposed a solution to this in terms of 'concurrent phonemes'. In this article, I look at Khoisan from the point of view of non-linear phonology, and investigate the application of the concurrent phoneme in this framework.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalToronto Working Papers in Linguistics
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2018


  • phonology
  • clicks
  • element theory


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