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Phonotactics and Sandhi
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Slavic phonotactics is determined by two types of context: firstly, it observes the distributional restrictions attendant on the syllable model (these are discussed in the entry on syllable structure); secondly, it is determined by  restrictions linked to the immediate segmental environment. The latter is connected with assimilation and lenition processes, which are largely statistical in nature. This means that some of them, although common, are not obligatory. Voicing and devoicing…

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Sawicka, Irena, “Phonotactics and Sandhi”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief University of Kansas General Editor University of Chicago Associate Editors University of Kansas Brown University University of Amsterdam University of Warsaw University of Zagreb University of Mainz Stockholm University Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble, Stephen M. Dickey, Masako Ueda Fidler, René Genis, Marek Łaziński, Anita Peti-Stantić, Björn Wiemer, Nadežda V. Zorixina-Nilsson. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_033705>
First published online: 2020

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