*ABA

Morphological paradigms can be ordered so as to observe the *ABA restriction, i.e. such that only contiguous cells in a paradigm are syncretic. Syncretisms thus reveal a hierarchy in paradigms, which is in turn accounted for in terms of a hierarchy of underlying features. Consequently, syncretisms can be used as a tool for the diagnosis of feature structures.

Guest Editors: Pavel Caha & Guido Vanden Wyngaerd


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