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The phonology-phonetics interface in constraint-based grammar: Gradience, variability and phonological change

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Phonological Theory
EditorsS.J. Hannahs, Anna Bosch
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781315675428
ISBN (Print)9781138025813
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2017


Picking up themes from the previous two chapters, the overarching aim of this chapter is to present a discussion of how constraint-based theories of grammar conceive of the interfaces shared by phonology and other modules of grammar. What are sometimes referred to as interface phenomena present particular challenges for phonological theory. Consequently, the need to account for sound patterns that arise because of the sharing of structure between phonology and other components of grammar has led to a great deal of theoretical innovation.

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