Rule Properties

  • Douglas Pulleyblank
Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 4)


This study treats tonal phenomena within the framework of lexical phonology. A basic claim is that tonal representations are derived by applying autosegmental conventions in a manner governed by morphological constituency. Rules that apply to such representations may be assigned to various domains — lexical, post-lexical and/or phonetic. I have also argued that underlying tonal representations are constrained to include only non-redundant information, that is, non-redundant feature values and unpredictable association lines.


Association Line Default Rule Rule Property Peripherality Condition Contour Tone 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas Pulleyblank
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  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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