Chapter 8: Perceptual categorization and the emergence of finiteness
This chapter formalizes the functional principles that play their roles
in the perception grammar. Every language uses a finite number of phonological
feature values, because speakers learn a finite number of perceptual categories
and articulatory gestures.
8.1 Feature values are not innate
8.2 Constraints in speech production
8.3 Functional constraints in speech perception: categorization
8.4 Categorization along a single perceptual dimension
8.5 Special case: weak categories
8.6 Special case: unparsed features
8.7 Dependence on environment
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