Phonology question

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Mar 14 00:21:23 UTC 2008

At 12:58 AM +0100 3/14/08, Dennis Preston wrote:
>Lots of us still like it. Where doesn't it work?

And some of us non-phonologists forget what it is, if indeed we ever
knew.  Could you "remind" us in 25 words or less?


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>>Subject:      Phonology question
>>This isn't a dialect question, but I know there are some smart phonologists
>>on this list who can answer my question. I'm curious if the Maximal Onset
>>Principle is still considered valid in today's linguistics. I ask this
>>because sometimes it doesn't seem to be working in speech and I don't know
>>if another theory has taken its place. (Or maybe there are certain
>>environments it doesn't work in that I'm unaware of.)
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>Dennis R. Preston
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