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Tue Jan 22 2002

Books: Phonology/Phonetics

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  1. Joyce Reid, Phonology/Phonetics: The Syllable in Optimality Theory

Message 1: Phonology/Phonetics: The Syllable in Optimality Theory

Date: 16 Jan 2002 11:59:21 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: Phonology/Phonetics: The Syllable in Optimality Theory

The Syllable in Optimality Theory

Caroline F�ry
Ruben Van de Vijver
Universit�t Potsdam, Germany

This book provides an overview of the role of the syllable in
Optimality Theory and ways in which problems that relate to the
analysis of syllable structure can be solved in OT. The contributions
to the book show that the syllable not only sheds light on certain
properties of OT itself. They also show that OT is capable of
describing and adequately analyzing many issues that are problematic
in other theories. The analyses are based on a wealth of languages.


1. Introduction, Caroline F�ry and Ruben van de Vijver. 

Part I. Syllable Structure and Prosodic Structure: 
2. Sympathy, Cumulativity, and the Duke-of-York Gambit, John McCarthy. 
3. The Controversy over Geminates and Syllable Weight, Stuart Davis. 
4. The Syllable as a Unit of Prosodic Organization in Japanese, 
 Haruo Kubozono. 
5. Prosodic Weight, Draga Zec. 

Part II. Non-moraic Syllables and Syllable Edges: 
6. Syllables and Moras in Arabic, Paul Kiparsky. 
7. Semi-Syllables and Universal Syllabification, Young-mee Cho and 
 Tracy Holloway King. 
8. Onsets and Non-Moraic Syllables in German, Caroline F�ry. 
9. Extrasyllabic Consonants and Onset Well-Formedness, Antony Dubach Green. 
10.Beyond Codas: Word and Phase-final Alignment, Caroline Wiltshire. 

Part III. Segments and Syllables. 
11. On the Sources of Opacity in OT: Coda Processes in German, 
 Junko Ito and Armin Mester. 
12. Ambisyllabicity and Fricative Voicing in West-Germanic Dialects, 
 Marc van Oostendorp. 
13. The CiV Generalization in Dutch: What Petunia, Mafia, and Sovjet Tell Us 
 about Dutch Syllable Structure, Ruben van de Vijver. 
14. The Relative Harmony of/s+stop/ Onsets: Obstruent Clusters and the 
 Sonority Sequencing Principle, Frida Morelli. 

Part IV. How Concrete is Phonotactics? 
15. The Independent Nature of Phonotactic Constraints: 
 An Alternative to Syllable-Based Approaches, Juliette Blevins.

2002/c. 380 pp./5 halftones/183 line diagrams

0-521-77262-1/Hb/List: $65.00*

Cambridge University Press
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