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A '''realizational formula''' is the type of algebraic statement that is appropriate for the description of structural relationships according to [[stratificational grammar|stratificational]] theory. A realizational formula bears a superficial resemblance to a rewrite rule. But unlike rewrite or mutation rules in a process description, realization formulae are not necessarily ordered. For example, a pair of formulae may be allowed to operate simultaneously, or they may be allowed to operate in either of the two possible orders. | A '''realizational formula''' is the type of algebraic statement that is appropriate for the description of structural relationships according to [[stratificational grammar|stratificational]] theory. A realizational formula bears a superficial resemblance to a rewrite rule. But unlike rewrite or mutation rules in a process description, realization formulae are not necessarily ordered. For example, a pair of formulae may be allowed to operate simultaneously, or they may be allowed to operate in either of the two possible orders. | ||
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+ | ===Examples=== | ||
+ | In Monachi (Utoaztecan, California): | ||
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+ | F1: E / V<sub>1</sub>K ] V<sub>1</sub> | ||
+ | A "chameleon vowel" (/E/) is realized as the vowel (V<sub>1</sub>) identical to the preceding vowel, with intervening consonant or consonant cluster (K). | ||
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+ | F2: u / oK ] o | ||
+ | /u/ is realized as /o/ when preceded by /o/ plus consonant or consonant cluster (K). | ||
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Revision as of 01:41, 26 July 2018
A realizational formula is the type of algebraic statement that is appropriate for the description of structural relationships according to stratificational theory. A realizational formula bears a superficial resemblance to a rewrite rule. But unlike rewrite or mutation rules in a process description, realization formulae are not necessarily ordered. For example, a pair of formulae may be allowed to operate simultaneously, or they may be allowed to operate in either of the two possible orders.
Examples
In Monachi (Utoaztecan, California):
F1: E / V_{1}K ] V_{1} A "chameleon vowel" (/E/) is realized as the vowel (V_{1}) identical to the preceding vowel, with intervening consonant or consonant cluster (K).
F2: u / oK ] o /u/ is realized as /o/ when preceded by /o/ plus consonant or consonant cluster (K).
Source
- Lamb, Sydney M., Language and Reality: Selected Writings of Sydney Lamb, Continuum, 2004.
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