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Segmental phonology in ancient India?

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The postulation of segmental units as real components of phonological competence is controversial, despite their widespread acceptance. One aspect of the controversy concerns the similarities between the units of segmental phonology and those of alphabetic writing: the historically and culturally contingent fact that Western society uses alphabetic writing may explain the primacy of segments in modern phonology. The ancient Indian tradition of phonological analysis has been claimed to exempli...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1353/lan.2020.0035

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0131-1575
Publisher:
Linguistic Society of America Publisher's website
Journal:
Language Journal website
Volume:
96
Issue:
2
Pages:
e97-e113
Publication date:
2020-06-19
Acceptance date:
2019-11-29
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EISSN:
1535-0665
ISSN:
0097-8507
Source identifiers:
1078325
Language:
English
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pubs:1078325
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uuid:28ace1de-c98e-4554-95af-103f13696c09
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pubs:1078325
Deposit date:
2019-12-18

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