Syntactic and lexical factors conditioning the diffusion of sound change
A sound change may propagate through a language in different ways. Different studies attest sound changes spreading at different rates through different phonological and/or phonotactic environments, diffusing through the speaker population (or through different dialects) in different ways, or simply spreading differentially through the lexicon. In Palu'e there is evidence for a sound change applying at different rates for different grammatical categories, with the sound change advancing in the...[Show more]
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