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Phonological feature based multilingual lexical description

Carole Tiberius, Roger Evans

Abstract : This paper presents a framework for compactly describing word forms in terms of phonological features. Using a highly modular default-inheritance based approach, the framework supports the description of lexical generalisations traditionally modelled as morphology and phonology in a single phonology-based representation. This representation is more uniform and more detailed than previous approaches of this kind, allowing us to capture generalisations within a language and between related language elegantly and flexibly. The framework is illustrated with examples taken from English, German, Dutch and Danish.