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Autosegmental phonology

Autosegmental phonology is a modification of generative phonology[?] introduced by John Goldsmith in his PhD thesis in 1976. He introduced the notion of parallel tiers of segments and called this autosegments a name which is a bit misleading. As an application example he presented a detailed phonological analysis of the Igbo language[?] spoken in Nigeria.

See John Goldsmith and phonology

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