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Questions on notation used in linguistics

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What historical change(s) shortened vowels in Old and Middle English?

In a 1968 paper by Kiparsky ("Linguistic universals and linguistic change"), a historical-change argument is made for the brace notation of SPE, based on the history of vowel shortening. The premise ...
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How is the second touch of “DEAF” written in Stokoe notation?

I am trying to understand Stokoe notation, but I am not clear how to specify the location of a second contact, such as in the ASL sign “DEAF”. Presumably the general representation of that sign ...
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What is the notation used in Functional Discourse Grammar?

The paper Functional Discourse Grammar by Kees Hengeveld and J. Lachlan Mackenzie describes objects in FDG using notation like the formulae below. (π v1: [head (v1)Φ]: [σ (v1)Φ]) (π M1: [(A1) ... (A1+...