S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 31 Number 1/4 (1995)
On the History of the Paradigmatic Alternations of Labio-dental Fricatives in English
- Mahadin, Radwan S.
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.31 No.2, pp. 335-355
- This article discusses and explains the sources of the alternations between the /f/ and /v/ sounds in English. It shows that the three main mechanisms of diachronic phonology responsible for such paradigmatic alternations are sound change, analogical change, and borrowing. Moreover, it explains the interplay between sound change and analogical change.