The Obligatory Contour Principle, consonant co-occurrence restrictions in Dutch
Goch, W.P.C.M. van
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This thesis contains an overview of literature on the Obligatory Contour Principle, including gradient influences on OCP, such as distance, similarity (multiple markedness) and prosodic salience, followed by a detailed analysis of OCP in Dutch, based on Dutch language data. It includes an OT analysis of OCP in Dutch, a comparison of Dutch with other languages and conclusions on universal and language-specific aspects of OCP.