Alan C. L. Yu
Phonology Laboratory, University of Chicago

ID 1572
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Paradigmatic uniformity effects are commonplace in linguistic change. Recent work has extended this idea to the synchronic domain. At issue here is whether paradigm uniformity holds at the phonetic level. This study offers experimental evidence for phonetic analogy from Cantonese, demonstrating that the phonetic realization of a derived tone may vary in the direction of its paradigmatic neighbor.