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Thu Nov 15 2001

Books: Phonology/Phonetics

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  1. Julia Ulrich, Phonology & Phonetics: Distinctive Feature Theory, T. Alan Hall (Ed.)

Message 1: Phonology & Phonetics: Distinctive Feature Theory, T. Alan Hall (Ed.)

Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 13:52:23 +0100
From: Julia Ulrich <>
Subject: Phonology & Phonetics: Distinctive Feature Theory, T. Alan Hall (Ed.)

New Publication by Mouton de Gruyter!!!

Series Editor: Aditi Lahiri

Phonology and Phonetics have had a tumultuous, if not always
unequivocal relationship. It is now being invigorated from both sides,
after mutual disinterest had prevailed for some time and disciplines
which are natural partners were drifting apart. This series aims to
stabilize and strengthen the relationship and, by facing the big
challenges, to ensure that it will have a sound future.

The series is a forum for the interaction of phonology and phonetics
within linguistics. It welcomes joint phonological-phonetic ventures
as well as initiatives from either discipline, as long as they are
made with a view of the other. It is envisaged to publish one or two
volumes of original work per year.

Approaches to the study of sound suitable for this series may be
theoretical or experimental; and if they have practical applications,
so much the better. The perspectives afforded by language acquisition,
psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, historical linguistics, and
typology and universals will be particularly valued. Themes too
promising to be ignored, from whichever angle, are as varied as the
phonology and phonetics of features, tone and intonation, sound and
grammar, metrics and verse, sound change, or speech recognition by man
and machine.

T. Alan Hall (Editor)
Distinctive Feature Theory
2001. 23 x 15,5 cm. viii, 372 pages.
DM 156,- / Euro 78,- / �S 1139,- (RRP) / sFr 125,- / approx. US$ 78.00
ISBN 3-11-017033-7
(Phonology and Phonetics 2)

The volume consists of nine articles dealing with topics in
distinctive feature theory in various typologically diverse languages,
including Acehnese, Afrikaans, Basque, Dutch, Finnish, French, German,
Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Navajo, Portuguese, Tahltan, Terena,
Tswana, Tuvan, and Zoque. The topics dealt with in the book include
feature geometry, underspecification (in rule-based and in Optimality
Theoretic treatments) and the phonetic implementation of phonological
features. The features dealt with in the book include laryngeal
features (e.g. [voice], [spread glottis], [nasal]), and place
features for consonants and vowels. The volume will be of interest to
all linguists and advanced students of linguistics working on feature
theory and/or the phonetics-phonology interface.


List of Contributors

Introduction: Phonological representations and phonetic implementation
of distinctive features (T. A. Hall)

Laryngeal dimensions, completion and enhancement (P. Avery and W. J.

Representational economy in constraint-based phonology (G. N. Clements)

Place of articulation first (M. Ghini)

Representing nasality in consonants (J. Grijzenhout)

Patterns, pervasive patterns and feature specification (K. D. Harrison
and A. Kaun)

Phonetic Implementation of the distinctive auditory features [voice] and
[tense] in stop consonants (M.Jessen)

Distinctive [voice] implies regressive voicing assimilation (B. van Rooy
and D. Wissing)

The phonology of /r/ (Richard Wiese)

Index of languages

Index of subjects

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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