عنوان مقاله [English]
The present study elucidates the process of consonant assimilation in the Turkish language of Zanjan within the theoretical framework of the geometry of phonological features, and specifies the nodes that are regularly involved in consonant assimilation. The theory of the geometry of phonological features is concerned with how different distinctive features get organized by phonological rules. The research question is whether consonant assimilation in Zanjan Turkish language can be explained within the framework of this theory. To answer this question, data was gathered through questionnaires, books and theses written in this field. After the introduction of theory, the right research method was used to analyze data. The observed assimilations were analyzed after identifying the frequency of occurrence. After presenting the samples, a typical example was chosen and a nonlinear representation of samples was provided. The results indicate that Zanjan Turkish language can be explained in terms of the geometry of phonological features theory and that most of the assimilations occur in the root node, resulting in complete assimilation.