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What is a phonological derivation?

 

Definition
 

A phonological derivation is the set of stages used to generate the phonetic representation of a word from its underlying representation.

Discussion
 

Here is a diagram of the stages in a derivation. Phonological rules influence each stage of a derivation:

 
Examples (English)
 

Here are some examples of the derivations of words having the negative prefix /In/:

 
See also
 
Source
 

Kenstowicz and Kisseberth 1979


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