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By Kimary N. Shahin

This booklet examines the formal bases of postvelar concord and its crosslinguistic edition. it really is of curiosity in particular to phonologists fascinated about segmental concord and its rationalization inside Optimality thought. Postvelar concord in unrelated languages, Palestinian Arabic and St'át'imcets Salish, is tested intimately. the result's the 1st finished explanation of postvelar phonology for both language. harmonies are unusual: uvularisation concord ('emphasis spread') and pharyngealisation (tongue-root-retraction) concord. the excellence among those within the Arabic and the Salish is supported by way of a lot instrumental phonetics information. The complicated concord homes are defined because the results of systematic interplay among Correspondence, Alignment and level-headed constraints. through the research, the segmental inventories of either languages are clarified, and a cautious realizing of the excellence among phonology and phonetics, and using phonetics in phonology, is applied.

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