Crosslingual phoneme correspondences

Lynne Cahill, C. Tiberius

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Abstract

Cross-linguistic phoneme correspondences, or metaphonemes1, can be defined across languages which are relatively closely related in exactly the same way as correspondences can be defined for dialects, or accents, of a single language (e.g. O’Connor, 1973; Fitt, 2001). In this paper we present the theory of metaphonemes, comparing them with traditional archi- and morphophonemes as well as with similar work using “keysymbols” done for accents of English. We describe the metaphoneme inventory defined for Dutch, English and German, comparing the results for vowels and consonants. We also describe some of the unexpected information that arose from the analysis of cognate forms we undertook to find the metaphoneme correspondences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th international conference in computational linguistics (COLING 2002)
Place of PublicationSan Francisco, USA
PublisherMorgan Kaufman
ISBN (Print)1558608958
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventProceedings of the 19th international conference in computational linguistics (COLING 2002) - Taipei, Taiwan, 24 August - 1 September, 2002
Duration: 1 Jan 2002 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 19th international conference in computational linguistics (COLING 2002)
Period1/01/02 → …

Bibliographical note

© 2002 Morgan Kaufmann

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