Phonology as Human Behavior: A Combinatory Phonology of Byelorussian

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This paper applies the theory of Phonology as Human Behavior to an analysis of the distribution of consonants in monosyllabic words in Byelorussian. Like other languages, Byelorussian shows a direct connection between the effort that speakers make to control the active articulators, involved in the production of phonemes, and the favorings or the disfavorings of these phonemes in various phonotactic distributions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Functional Linguistics
Subtitle of host publicationColumbia School beyond its origins
EditorsJoseph Davis, Radmila J. | Gorup
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN (Electronic)9789027292803
ISBN (Print)9789027215666
StatePublished - Dec 2006

Publication series

NameStudies in Functional and Structural Linguistics
ISSN (Print)0165-7712


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