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The notion of ‘neutralization’ in phonology refers to the loss or merger of phonemic contrast, such that two distinct phonemes (input) become identical in their surface representation (output). A distinction between input and output implies two phonological levels of representation (Phonology, Generative), and thus neutralization is a byproduct of phonological processes or the relation between these two levels.

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Bat-El, Outi, “Neutralization”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000085>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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