An Introduction to Vowel-Consonant Nasal Harmony

  • Yu-Leng LinEmail author
Part of the Frontiers in Chinese Linguistics book series (FiCL, volume 8)


In this chapter, I introduce the typology of vowel-consonant nasal harmony to show what patterns look like in real languages, supporting the nasalized segment hierarchy introduced in Chap.  1. I briefly address two important factors in nasal harmony, opacity and transparency, and then introduce different analyses of how nasal harmony is triggered and represented in the generative phonology literature.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Foreign Languages and LiteraturesFeng Chia UniversityTaichungTaiwan

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