Coronal palatalization without dorsal palatalization
This project will focus on full palatalization in English. Specifically, we will examine Chen (1973)’s hierarchy of consonants that palatalize, and we will use English examples to both falsify and corroborate the universal. In section VI, we will discuss whether falsification or corroboration of the universal is more convincing. We will conclude with the implications of our decision for phonological theory, as well as with directions for future research.