by Bear, John
Technical Note 482
Institution: AI Center, SRI International
Address: 333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025
This paper constitutes an investigation into the generative capabilities of two-level phonology with respect to unilevel generative phonological rules. Proponents of two-level phonology have claimed, but not demonstrated, that two-level rules and grammars of two-level rules are reversible and that grammars of unilevel rules are not. This paper makes ``reversibility’’ explicit and demonstrates by means of examples from Tunica and Klamath that two-level phonology does have certain desirable capabilities that are not found in grammars of unilevel rules.
|Bear, John S||Alumnus|