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Nonlinear Phonology: Clinical Applications for Kuwaiti Arabic, German, and Standard Mandarin: B. May Bernhardt, Joseph Stemberger, Hadeel Ayyad, Angela Ullrich, and Jing Zhao

The following chapter outlines major characteristics of nonlinear phonological theories and implications for clinical application across four languages: English, Kuwaiti Arabic, German, and Standard Mandarin. Because the rst clinical applications were developed for English (e.g., Bernhardt, 1990; Bernhardt & Stemberger, 2000), the chapter rst reviews nonlinear phonology and clinical applications for English. Key phonological aspects of each of the other languages are then described, with adaptations of the English analyses suggested for clinical application.