The morphophonology of the Maithili verbs: A study on the elision of the stops in Maithili (1997)

Please fill the following information to request the publication in hardcopy. We will get in touch with you shortly.

* are required.

The main notions introduced into linguistic theory, especially into the theory of generative phonology, are included the notions of "simplicity" and "naturalness". Simplicity is a measure proposed by generative linguistic theory which would automatically assign factors to competing linguistic analyses that would determine which of them was most satisfactory. Naturalness too, is a notion introduced into this theory of generative phonology as an important criterion in evaluating analyses alongside such other criteria as simplicity. There are three areas from which a natural explanation can be derived: logical, psychological and phonetic. This paper concentrates on the phonetic plausibility of an analysis.
Year: 1997
Language: English
In: Contributions to Nepalese Studies. Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS), Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu, Nepal. Volume 24, Number 1, January 1997: Digital Himalaya:,



 Record created 2011-12-21, last modified 2013-01-17