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Title: Variation and opacity in Singapore English consonant clusters
Author: Arto Anttila
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Homepage: http://www.stanford.edu/~anttila/
Institution: Stanford University
Author: Vivienne Fong
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Institution: Stanford University
Author: Štefan Beňuš
Institution: Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra
Author: Jennifer R. Nycz
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Homepage: http://www.jennifernycz.com
Institution: Georgetown University
Linguistic Field: Morphology; Phonology
Abstract: Singapore English consonant clusters undergo phonological processes that exhibit variation and opacity. Quantitative evidence shows that these patterns are genuine and systematic. Two main conclusions emerge. First, a small set of phonological constraints yields a typological structure (T-order) that captures the quantitative patterns, independently of specific assumptions about how the grammar represents variation. Second, the evidence is consistent with the hypothesis that phonological opacity has only one source: the interleaving of phonology and morphology.

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This article appears in Phonology Vol. 25, Issue 2, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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