LINGUIST List 11.327

Wed Feb 16 2000

Books: Phonology, Socioling, Sino-Tibetan Langs

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  1. Gillian Caglayan, Phonological Projection; Arabic as a Minority Language
  2. Paul Peranteau, Sino-Tibetan Langs: Tibetan Grammar, P. Denwood

Message 1: Phonological Projection; Arabic as a Minority Language

Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 15:45:05 +0100
From: Gillian Caglayan <>
Subject: Phonological Projection; Arabic as a Minority Language

New Publications from Mouton de Gruyter!!

Studies in Generative Grammar
Series Editors: Henk van Riemsdijk, Harry van der Hulst and Jan Koster

Marc van Oostendorp
Phonological Projection
A Theory of Feature Content and Prosodic Structure

2000. 23.0 x 15.5 cm. 350 pages.
Cloth. DM 198,- /EUR 101,24 /�S 1445,- /sFr 176,- /approx. US$ 124.00
ISBN 3-11-015422-6
(Studies in Generative Grammar 47)

This book deals with the relation between the feature content of
segments and the prosodic structure headed by those segments. It also
presents several important contributions to the framework of
Optimality Theory. Apart from this, the volume will make available
many new data to phonologists working in other frameworks.


The Headedness of syllables - Theoretical background - Data -
Organisation of the book

Vowel quality and rhyme structure in Dutch
Introduction - The Dutch vowel system - Tenseness versus length: The
case of Dutch - A theory based on the feature lax - [lax] and syllable
structure in vowel harmony - Some more arguments for the length of
A-vowels - Richness of the base - Conclusion - Appendix: Historical

Tilburg Dutch and Standard Dutch vowel length
Details in the Standard Dutch vowel system - A dialect with real length:
Tilburg Dutch - Derivation of the Dutch vowel system

Derived schwa in Dutch
Introduction - Properties of r-schwa - Properties of e-schwa - Summary
and conclusion

Dutch U-schwa
Introduction - Properties of u-schwa - Previous analyses of u-schwa -
Remaining problems - Conclusion - Table of properties

Schwa in French and Norwegian
Introduction - French - Norwegian - Conclusion

A vowel-glide alternation in Rotterdam Dutch
Introduction - The second person clitic - The diminutive suffix -
Sievers's Law - Other issues - Conclusion

The projection constraint family
Introduction - Projection and weakness - The foot level - The N level -
The rhyme - Nuclear level - Features - Constraints conflicting with
projection and weakness - Conclusion


Constraints and families of constraints
Prosodic well-formedness - Autosegmental representations - Feature
co-occurrence and licensing - Parsing - Constraints against unnecessary
structure - Ad hoc constraint

Arguments for ranking
Topology of the Dutch lexicon - Topology of the Dutch post-lexical

Ranking schemes
Topology of the Standard Dutch lexicon - Topology of the Standard Dutch
post-lexical phonology - Topology of the French phonology - Topology of
the Rotterdam Dutch phonology

Language Index
Subject Index


Contributions to the Sociology of Language
Series Editor: Joshua A. Fisman

Arabic as a Minority Language
Edited by Jonathan Owens
2000. 23 x 15,5 cm. 472 pages.
Cloth. DM 248,-/ EUR 126,80 /�S 1810,- /sFr 221,- /approx. US$ 155.00
ISBN 3-11-016578-3
(Contributions to the Sociology of Language 83)

The present book will be the first to center on the status of Arabic as
a minority language. In the first instance it will focus attention on
the existence of many varieties of Arabic outside of the Arabic world.
It will further contribute to the growing literature on minority
languages, placing a special emphasis on the relationship between
minority status and language form.


Introduction, Jonathan Owens

Historical Perspectives
The Arabic Language Among the Mozarabs of Toledo during the 12th and
13th Centuries, Ignacio Ferrando

Arabic as a Tool for Expressing Jewish and Romani Ethnic Identity. A
Prolegomena to a Typology of Arabic in Non-Arabic Communities, Paul

The Arabic Linguistic and Cultural Tradition in Daghestan: an Historical
Overview, Anna Zelkina

Arabic Ethnic Minorities
Modelling Intrasentential Codeswitching: a Comparative Study of
Algerian/French in Algeria and Moroccan/Dutch in the Netherlands, Louis
Boumans and Dominique Caubet

The Arabic Speech of Bactria (Afghanistan), Charles Kieffer
Arabic as a Minority Language in Israel, Rafael Talmon

Making a Fish of a Friend. Waris: the Secret Language of Arab Koranic
School Students in Borno, Jonathan Owens and Jidda Hassan

Loanwords in Nigerian Arabic: a Quantitative Approach, Jonathan Owens

Cross-Ethnic and Non-Arab Perspectives
The Arabic Dialects in the Turkish Province of Hatay and the Aramaic
Dialects in the Syrian Mountains of Qalamun: Two Minority Languages
Compared, Werner Arnold

Loanwords in Algerian Berber, Fadila Brahimi

Moroccan: a Language in Emergence, Utz Maas

Language Legitimization: Arabic in Multiethnic Contexts, Fadila Brahimi
and Jonathan Owens

Index of languages and varieties of Arabic
Index of places
Index of subjects

List of maps
Map 1 - Arabic ethnic minorities
Map 2 - Case Studies in the current collection
Map 3 - Approximate ethno-linguistic composition of the northeastern
Caucasus c. 1830
Map 4 - Arabic in northeast Nigeria and environs
Map 5 - Three Maiduguri neighborhoods
Map 6 - Languages of the Qalamun
Map 7 - The Arabic-speaking minorities in the province of Hatay


For more information please contact the publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Genthiner Str. 13
10785 Berlin, Germany
Fax: +49 30 26005 222

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Message 2: Sino-Tibetan Langs: Tibetan Grammar, P. Denwood

Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 15:05:30 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Sino-Tibetan Langs: Tibetan Grammar, P. Denwood

New from John Benjamins Publishing:

London Oriental and African Language Library 3
US & Canada: 1 55619 727 6 / USD 99.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3803 0 / NLG 198.00 (Hardcover)

The Tibetan language comprises a wide range of spoken and written
varieties whose known history dates from the 7th century AD to the
present day. Its speakers inhabit a vast area in Central Asia and the
Himalayas extending into seven modern nation states, while its
abundant literature includes much of vital importance to the study of
Buddhism. After surveying all the known varieties of Tibetan,
including their geographical and historical background, this book
concentrates on a phonological and grammatical description of the
modern spoken Lhasa dialect, the standard spoken variety. The
grammatical framework which has been specially devised to describe
this variety is then applied to the written varieties of Preclassical
and Classical Tibetan, demonstrating the fundamental unity of the
language. The writing system is outlined, though all examples and
texts are given in roman script and where appropriate, the
International Phonetic Alphabet. There is a comprehensive

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