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Fundamental Concepts in Phonology: Sameness and Difference

Ken Lodge


An investigation of the criteria needed to determine sameness and difference in the classification of items of phonological relevance. Reliance on phonetic substance and meaningful contrast as the criteria for phonological analysis is insufficient; an appeal to the function of the items to be classified is also necessary in many cases. A declarative account of phonology is proposed which is nonsegmental and polysystemic; derivation is excluded from the grammar. What counts as the same phonological item is investigated in a number of phenomena in different languages. Separate chapters are devot ... More

Keywords: Phonology, classification, segmentation, biuniqueness, polysystemicity, abstractness, sameness, difference, functionalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748625659
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625659.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ken Lodge, author