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Principles of Radical CV PhonologyA Theory of Segmental and Syllabic Structure$
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Harry van der Hulst

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474454667

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454667.001.0001

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Radical CV Phonology

Radical CV Phonology

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Principles of Radical CV Phonology

Harry van der Hulst

Edinburgh University Press

In this chapter, I present an introduction to the Radical CV Phonology model, focusing on the ‘syntax’ of C/V combinations but without providing details of the segmental structure or empirical underpinning. In the chapters that follow, I will then go into the details for each class of phonological elements (manner, location, laryngeal) and provide typological empirical support. In this chapter, I will also provide the RcvP model of the syllable (which accommodates four core positions) and discuss how segmental structure and syllable structure are connected. This chapter also discusses the question as to whether major class distinction can be expressed structurally, as opposed to adopting a separate major category class. I show how the two RcvP ‘C’ and ‘V’ elements are phonetically interpreted by providing a set of interpretation functions that form part of the phonetic implementation system.

Keywords:   Features, elements, segment structure, syllable structure, recursivity, Radical CV Phonology, onset, edge, head class, dependent class, head class, bridge, nucleus

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