Representation and the Computation of Long Distance Tone Processes
Keywords:Tone, Long Distance Processes, Computation, Autosegmental Representations
This paper shows how enhancing the representation, while fixing the logical power of computation, provides a better characterization of the computationally complex tone processes, the unbounded circumembient (UC) processes noted in Jardine (2016). Using Autosegmental Representations, we define tone-TBU associations as quantifier-free least fixed point transductions, which allow us to extend the notion of subsequentiality to the otherwise non subsequential UC processes.
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