Phonetic Analogy and Schwa Deletion in French

Jonathan Barnes, Darya Kavitskaya


in the classic Lexical Phonology model of cyclicity, only lexical processes are held to be cyclic. Postlexical processes, operating on elements of subphonemic detail, should not display this characteristic. If it can be shown that they in fact do, this would be a challenge not only to the division of processes into lexical and postlexical, but also to the notion of any meaningful split between phonology and phonetics.

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