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The Past Tense Formation of Japanese Verbs : An Exploration in Cognitive Phonology

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Abstract

Cognitive phonology, as proposed by Lakoff (1988, 1993) and Goldsmith (1989, 1990, 1991, 1993b), is a phonological theory that questions the foundational assumptions of generative phonology, doing away with the notions of "derivations" and "extrinsic rule ordering". The present paper is an attempt to explore possibilities and problems of cognitive phonology by analyzing the past tense formation of Japanese verbs as a case study. It is shown that the framework of cognitive phonology nicely analyzes the data, but at the same time such problems as relationships across levels, environment statements, and measurement of harmony are pointed out and discussed.

Cognitive phonology, as proposed by Lakoff (1988, 1993) and Goldsmith (1989, 1990, 1991, 1993b), is a phonological theory that questions the foundational assumptions of generative phonology, doing away with the notions of "derivations" and "extrinsic rule ordering". The present paper is an attempt to explore possibilities and problems of cognitive phonology by analyzing the past tense formation of Japanese verbs as a case study. It is shown that the framework of cognitive phonology nicely analyzes the data, but at the same time such problems as relationships across levels, environment statements, and measurement of harmony are pointed out and discussed.

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  • CRID
    1050001339005793792
  • NII Article ID
    110007523542
  • NII Book ID
    AA12118273
  • HANDLE
    2115/42864
  • ISSN
    18808832
  • Text Lang
    en
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • Data Source
    • IRDB
    • CiNii Articles

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