On aspects of phonological theory relevant to diachrony and not synchony: Comments on 'Phonological units for phonological change: synchrony shall provide them' by Dmitrii Zelenskii

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should historical phonologists expect to use exactly the same units in their analyses as phonologists working on the analysis of contemporary languages? I think it's a pretty clear case to make if we compare (i) synchronic analysis of past stages of languages with (ii) synchronic analysis of contemporary phonological states - that's just a kind of uniformitarianism, really. But it is indeed potentially different to compare (ii) with (iii) diachronic phonological analysis.
Original languageEnglish
TypePost-publication review comment
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh
Place of PublicationPapers in Historical Phonology
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

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