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Schools of Phonology: Moscow, Saint Petersburg
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The development of theoretical phonology in the Soviet Union was primarily defined by two competing schools that agreed on the central role of the phoneme in phonological analysis but disagreed on the definition of phonemic contrast. The Saint Petersburg (Leningrad, “Ščerbian”) School pursued an approach based on biuniqueness, in which a distinction’s phonemic status was constant across …

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Iosad, Pavel, “Schools of Phonology: Moscow, Saint Petersburg”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032623>
First published online: 2020

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