Substantive Bias and Natural Classes

An Empirical Approach

  • Yu-Leng┬áLin

Part of the Frontiers in Chinese Linguistics book series (FiCL, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Yu-Leng Lin
    Pages 1-5
  3. Yu-Leng Lin
    Pages 43-85
  4. Yu-Leng Lin
    Pages 87-109
  5. Yu-Leng Lin
    Pages 111-118
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 119-122

About this book


This book offers a laboratory phonological analysis of the sonority hierarchy and natural classes in nasal harmony using an artificial grammar-learning paradigm. It is aimed at postgraduate students and linguists in general whose research interests lie in phonology, phonetics, and/or  psycholinguistics. It is useful for linguists who are struggling to figure out how to effectively design an artificial phonological grammar and those who have not designed experiments on their own but would like to do so as an additional means to testing linguistic theories. This book is also a valuable resource for anyone building crosslinguistic artificial grammar paradigm resources.


Nasal Harmony Substantive Bias Artificial Grammar Learning Sonority Hierarchy Natural Classes

Authors and affiliations

  • Yu-Leng┬áLin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Foreign Languages and LiteraturesFeng Chia UniversityTaichungTaiwan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Peking University Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-3533-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-3534-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-5308
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-5316
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