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Linguistic Typology

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Volume 11, Issue 1


The importance of typology in explaining recurrent sound patterns

Juliette Blevins
Published Online: 2007-07-31 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/LINGTY.2007.009

1. Recurrent sound patterns

A point of consensus in phonology is that numerous sound patterns recur in the world's languages. Recurrent sound patterns are those which recur with greater than chance frequency, and include patterns of contrast, patterns of distribution, and patterns of alternation. Recurrent sound patterns are found in synchronic and diachronic systems, and include the most common segmental and suprasegmental contrasts; the most common types of assimilation, dissimilation, metathesis, lenition, fortition; and recurrent phonotactics (Blevins 2004).

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*Correspondence address:Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

Received: 2006-12-19

Published Online: 2007-07-31

Published in Print: 2007-07-20

Citation Information: Linguistic Typology, Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 107–113, ISSN (Online) 1613-415X, ISSN (Print) 1430-0532, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/LINGTY.2007.009.

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