An informal discovery procedure for two-level rules

Authors

  • Kimmo Koskenniemi University of Helsinki

Keywords:

morphological analysis, discovery procedure, two-level rules, two-level morphology, IPA

Abstract

The paper shows how a certain kind of underlying representations (or deep forms) of words can be constructed in a straightforward manner through aligning the surface forms of the morphs of the word forms. The inventory of morphophonemes follows directly from this alignment. Furthermore, the two-level rules which govern the different realisations of such morphophonemes follow fairly directly from the previous steps. The alignment and rules are based upon an approximate general metric among phonemes, e.g., articulatory features, that determines which alternations are likely or possible. This enables us to summarise contexts for the different realisations.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15398/jlm.v1i1.62

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Author Biography

Kimmo Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki

Professor emeritus of language technology at the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Helsinki

Published

2013-07-22

How to Cite

Koskenniemi, K. (2013). An informal discovery procedure for two-level rules. Journal of Language Modelling, 1(1), 155–188. https://doi.org/10.15398/jlm.v1i1.62

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