PHONOLOGY/PHONETICS: a feature which characterizes sounds
that are produced by retracting the body of the tongue from its neutral position.
EXAMPLE: the vowel [u] differs from [i] in that [u] is characterized by [+back]
and [i] by [-back].
|LIT.||Chomsky, N. and M. Halle (1968)|
Halle, M. & G. Clements (1983)