Chapter 13: Degrees of specification

Underspecification is not a separate principle of phonology, but is an illusion created by normal interaction of faithfulness constraints. Instead of representational solutions, we can maintain degrees of specification.

Contents

13.1   Different feature systems for inventories and rules
13.2   Redundant features
13.3   Weak features
13.4   The lexicon
13.5   Optionality and stylistic variation
13.6   Privative features
13.7   "Trivial" underspeciŪcation
13.8   Invisible specifications
13.9   Conclusion
 
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