LINGUIST List 13.1504

Fri May 24 2002

Books: Phonology/Historical Ling: Doris Borreli

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  1. jleppig, Raddoppiamento Sintattico in Italian

Message 1: Raddoppiamento Sintattico in Italian

Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 15:08:03 +0000
From: jleppig <>
Subject: Raddoppiamento Sintattico in Italian

Title: Raddoppiamento Sintattico in Italian

Subtitle: A Synchronic and Diachronic Cross-Dialectic Study

Series Title: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Doris Borreli 

Hardback: ISBN: 0415941547, Pages: 272, Price: 75.00

Comment: Series Editor: Laurence Horn

This book addresses the problem of word-initial gemination
(raddoppiamento sintattico) in Italian, a popular topic
of phonological study. Incorporating data from various
Italian dialects along with historical evidence to enhance
our picture of this process, the analysis accounts for the
complexities of the phenomenon, including the different (and
seemingly unrelated) environments, as well as the varied
behaviour in the dialects, using Optimality Theory. The
interaction of word-initial gemination with lenition, stress
and vowel length illuminates these very processes and the
phonological constraints that drive them. Finally, the
historical development of the process is explored and
incorporated into the OT analysis.
The dissertation will be of interest not only to
Italianists and Romance scholars, but to phonologists,
historians and generalists as well.

General Linguistics, 
Historical Linguistics, 
Language Description, 
Subject Language(s):

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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