Phonological Change
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Abstract

Phonetic changes can bring about phonological changes, i.e. alterations in the phonological system of a language, either in the number of phonemes and/or in the nature of the relations between those phonemes. The results can be of three major types: phonologization (phonemic addition), dephonologization (phonemic loss), and transphonologization (rephonemization). These alterations i…

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Eugenio R. Luján, “Phonological Change”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 30 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000281>
First published online: 2000



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