15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Is Variation Encoded in Phonology?

Maria-Josep Solé

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

This paper reviews evidence on quantitative knowledge of lexical entries and explores the view that the phonological representation stores sets of experiences instances of the category and its frequency distribution, as claimed by exemplar models. Implications of such models for some areas of phonology (phonemic categories, neutralization, allophonic and lexical split, language acquisition, and sound change) are considered.

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Bibliographic reference.  Solé, Maria-Josep (2003): "Is variation encoded in phonology?", In ICPhS-15, 289-292.