An Overview of the JPSG Phonology
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In the field of the constraint-based grammar like HPSG (Pollard & Sag 1987) and JPSG (Gunji 1987), which is proposed as an alternative to transformational grammar formalism, the dominant focus of researches has been syntax and semantics. On the other hand, there are yet many questions of what a theory of phonology ought to look like if it is to be compatible with constraint-based grammar framework, although we have some wonderful pioneering studies by Bird and Klein (1993), Bird and Ellison (1994), Coleman (1995) and so on. This chapter attempts to give an overview of the JPSG phonology. In particular, it explores the relationship between morphological and phonological components in Japanese segmental sounds.
KeywordsRetrieval System Lexical Item Lexical Entry Lexical Information Consonant Cluster
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