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date: 14 November 2019

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Phonological processes are phonetically motivated and universal, but their application is limited in learning a language. As the inhibitions on processes change, pronunciations and speaker abilities change, leading to changes in learners’ perceptions and representations. Natural Phonology accounts for the traditional notions of splits, mergers, rephonemicizations, chains, and typological changes through changes in these inhibitions.

Keywords: natural phonology, sound change

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