Q: Minimal words?

Bobby D. Bryant bdbryant at mail.utexas.edu
Sat Jan 17 17:05:26 UTC 1998

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Does the notion of a prosodic "minimal word" find a happy home among
historical linguists?  In particular, can anyone cite a case where it
has been plausibly invoked as the driving force behind some change, or
as the endorsement for an exception to an otherwise regular change?
Bobby Bryant
Austin, Texas

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