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Friday, August 12, 2011
How amodal are phonological representations?
Something has been bothering me lately with respect to phonological theory. It is assumed that phonological representations are abstract entities not tied to any sensory or motor systems. Why then are phonological representations defined in terms of motor articulatory features? Does this bother anyone?