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This book investigates certain tonal problems within the framework of lexical phonology. The results bear primarily on two types of issues: (1) issues concerning the theory of lexical morphology and phonology, and (2) issues concerning the theory of autosegmental phonology. Chapter 1 presents an overview of important aspects of the lexical and autosegmental theories. It will be shown that certain assumptions within one theory have direct consequences for the other theory. A summary will be given of the basic results of the present investigation. Finally, a number of issues will be raised which bear directly on the topic of this study but remain unresolved due to lack of evidence.
KeywordsRule Application Default Rule Tone Language Contour Tone Lexical Rule
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