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Specializations => Phonetics and Phonology => Topic started by: zaba on January 21, 2015, 05:37:40 AM

Title: Word that shows explanatory power of autosegmental phonology
Post by: zaba on January 21, 2015, 05:37:40 AM
I need a good example that shows the explanatory power of autosegmental phonology for a class presentation on phonological representation.

I thought of having the word {speech}[spitS] with little feature-geometric representations under each letter, but there are no phonological processes in that word, so it's not so interesting.

Any ideas of good examples? Especially examples in English for words like 'speech', 'language' or 'discourse' etc. but with phonological operations made apparent through feature-geometric representations?