Structuralist Historical Phonology: Systems in Segmental Change

Joseph Salmons, Patrick Honeybone

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Abstract / Description of output

This chapter continues Murray’s survey of early work on historical phonology (this volume) through structuralism in both narrow and broad senses. We argue that the inheritance from twentieth century structuralists still shapes our contemporary landscape in many ways, whether we are building on structuralist insights, sharpening them, or challenging them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Historical Phonology
EditorsPatrick Honeybone, Joseph Salmons
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • structuralism
  • split
  • merger
  • chain shift
  • history of historical phonology
  • lexical diffusion
  • phonetic analogy
  • sound law


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