LINGUIST List 12.1645

Fri Jun 22 2001

Books: Indo-European Linguistics / Romance Linguistics

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, Indo-European Linguistics: Hindi Morphology by S. Shukla
  2. LINCOM EUROPA, Romance Linguistics: Vowel Raising in Spanish Historical Phonology

Message 1: Indo-European Linguistics: Hindi Morphology by S. Shukla

Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 13:47:39 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Indo-European Linguistics: Hindi Morphology by S. Shukla

Hindi Morphology
SHALIGRAM SHUKLA
Georgetown University

Hindi is a modern Indo-European language spoken as either a first or
second language by almost a half billion people in India, as well as
other parts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Oceania. This
book on Hindi morphology complements the author's earlier book, Hindi
Phonology (Lincom Studies in Indo-European Linguistics 12). It
describes one of the most fundamental units of Hindi structure: the
word, its internal structure, and the interrelationship among words.
Like the book on phonology, this book on morphology is also
comprehensive and detailed. The author has sought simplicity in the
presentation, and, for the sake of clarity, facts and their analyses
are often repeated with abundant examples. Concepts and technical
terms, traditional and current alike are explained for the reader.
For the convenience of those familiar with the Devanagari script, the
examples are transcribed both in a modified IPA (International
Phonetic Alphabet) and in the Devanagari. Starting with the
introductory chapter, which briefly introduces the language and the
principles of morphology, the book continues with chapters focusing on
Hindi inflection, derivation, compounding, reduplication, nouns,
pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, particles, postpositions, and
idioms.


ISBN 3 89586 680 6. 
LINCOM Studies in Indo-European Linguistics 15. 
Ca. 430 pp. USD 80 / DM 148 / � 52.


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Message 2: Romance Linguistics: Vowel Raising in Spanish Historical Phonology

Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 13:40:38 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Romance Linguistics: Vowel Raising in Spanish Historical Phonology

Vowel Raising in Spanish Historical Phonology:
A feature geometry analyis
Luc�a I. Llorente
Berry College


This work addresses the raising effect that a palatal glide had upon
the stressed vowel of the preceding syllable, a process which happened
in the development from Late Latin to Old Spanish. This effect is
particularly visible in the lack of diphthongization of mid-open
stressed vowels, which, under normal conditions, would undergo a
process of diphthongization. All Late Latin vowels, however, except
for the highest ones, undergo raising one degree. This "irregular"
development of vowels has been traditionally linked to the presence of
a palatal glide in the environment, and this study follows the
traditional analysis, but tries to integrate it within the recent
phonological framework of Feature Geometry, which has been proved to
be an ideal model to describe assimilation processes. In particular,
it follows Jung's (1991) hierarchical representation, focusing on the
structure of the place node. In order to describe vowels, Jung makes
use of the standard features [high], [low], and [ATR], placing them
under what he calls the "vertical" node.

When analyzing the raising process using the tools provided by Jung's
work, two processes are possited. On the one hand, the lack of
diphthongization of mid-open stressed vowels is attributed to the
spreading of the feature [+ATR] from the glide onto the preceding
stressed vowel. On the other, in order to explain the raising
undergone by /e/ and /o/ on some occasions the notion of parasitic
harmony (as described in Cole (1991)) is used. The feature that is
considered to be under assimilation in this case is [+high], but the
process only happens when the trigger (the glide) and the target (the
preceding vowel) share a contextual feature, which, in the present
case, is the specification for [+ATR]. This second process is
sometimes blocked, because the intervening consonants are specified
for the feature [+high], which is the one being spread. In order to
explain the behavior of /a/ in the presence of the palatal glide, the
notion of strict adjacency is brought into the picture. Only in this
situation does /a/ undergo raising.

ISBN 3 89586 441 2. 
LINCOM Studies in Romance Linguistics 25. 
Ca. 220pp. USD 70 / DM 128 / �44.

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