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By Peter A. Chew

This dissertation offers a coherent, synchronic, broad-coverage, generative phonology of Russian. I try out the grammar empirically in a few how you can verify its goodness of healthy to Russian. In taking this strategy, I goal to prevent making untested (or even incoherent) generalizations in accordance with just a handful of examples. commonly, the assessments exhibit that there are exceptions to the idea, yet at the very least we all know what the exceptions are, a baseline is determined opposed to which destiny theories will be measured, and in general the share of outstanding instances is diminished to lower than 5%. The imperative theoretical results of the paintings are as follows. First, I express that every one of the phonological or morphophonological techniques reviewed may be defined by way of a grammar not more robust than context-free. Secondly, i use probabilistic constraints within the syllable constitution grammar to give an explanation for why constraints on word-marginal onsets and codas are weaker than on word-internal onsets and codas. I argue that the positive factors [+/- preliminary] and [+/- final], and extraprosodicity, are pointless for this function.

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Loc. /acc. &%,( (gen. &%&+ (dat. &%&+) (instr. &%&: (loc. $;0%2! $;0ra+%2sn+in1! 4), and deduce the noun-stem by removing the inflectional ending (in this case, zero). $;0%2! $;0ra+%2sn!. (d) Morphologically parse the inflected forms using the parsing information about the stem from (c), and parsing whatever is to the right of the stem as the inflectional ending. , etc. 2. 62/46! ‘window’ [nom. /6264! ‘windows’ [gen. ]). The morphological tokenization for these forms was input manually. As it turned out, 967 of the 2,493 words in Oliverius (1976) were nouns; 835 of these were included in the theorem dump.

This kind of consideration is the starting-point of this dissertation; after all, a generative grammar must be able not only to assign syllable structure, but also to generate legal structures and rule out illegal ones. Thus the grammar I propose, contrary to Bondarko (1969), suggests that a number of different types of closed syllable can occur in Russian. The remainder of this chapter is organized as follows. 2 reviews the literature on syllable theory. 4 describe a phrase-structure sonoritybased theory about Russian syllable structure.

G. ,!. $ =0-,' ='#)' (,2%&') (,2%&') (,7#64) (,4$',4) ‘to produce the sound (,)’ ‘to produce the sound (,)’ [place-name] [place-name] It has to be said, however, that such oppositions are rare: in particular, the examples in (17b) are non-native place-names which sound strange to the Russian ear. Forms where (,) appears to take on phonemic status might therefore be explained as exceptions, without incurring a great empirical cost. A more convincing phonological argument for the ‘independent phoneme’ view is put forward by Gvozdev (1949) and Kuhn Plapp (1996).

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