An Alternative: Phrase-Structure Rules

  • Kenneth W. Church
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 38)


As mentioned above, we have attempted to reformulate allophonic rules in terms of rewrite rules. How can we reformulate these rules as phrase-structure rules? Basically, we will introduce additional constituent categories to encode contextual conditions. For example, one might want to say that a /t/ obligatorily aspirates before a vowel as in a word like Tom.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth W. Church
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  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyBostonUSA

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