Abstract and Keywords
This chapter considers the influential concept of preference laws as developed in Vennemann (1988). It places the preference laws in the context of modern phonological theory, and discusses the theoretical underpinnings of this concept. Finally, it is shown how preference laws can be used to identify the motivation of phonological changes.
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