An Introduction to Relational Network Theory - History, Principles, and Descriptive Applications - Adolfo Martín García

An Introduction to Relational Network Theory - History, Principles, and Descriptive Applications - Adolfo Martín García

3. From Neurological Structures to Language Processing

An Introduction to Relational Network Theory - History, Principles, and Descriptive Applications - Adolfo Martín García

Adolfo Martín García [+-]
Institute of Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience (INCYT, Argentina) and the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET, Argentina)
Adolfo M. García is Scientific Director of the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience at the Institute of Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience (INCYT, Argentina) and Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET, Argentina).

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This chapter illustrates a Relational Network (RN) approach to phonology through a description of Russian obstruent onsets. Russian features a complicated syllable structure, the obstruent portion of the onset being its most complex part. Building on related RN accounts, the overarching description introduced herein circumvents some arbitrary and unjustified limitations in previous structuralist and generative approaches. Moreover, numerous analytical problems in the classical generative perspectives of underspecification and feature geometry are identified and avoided. The present RN characterization, presented in both algebraic and network diagram form, solves such problems through a higher level of generalization which can be interpreted within an overall model of the individual’s linguistic system.

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García, Adolfo. 3. From Neurological Structures to Language Processing. An Introduction to Relational Network Theory - History, Principles, and Descriptive Applications. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 57-75 May 2017. ISBN 9781781792612. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=26601. Date accessed: 10 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.26601. May 2017

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