LINGUIST List 13.1689

Fri Jun 14 2002

Books: Phonetics/ Phonology, Steve Parker

Editor for this issue: Dina Kapetangianni <>

Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.


  1. glsa, Quantifying the Sonority Hierarchy, Steve Parker's dissertation

Message 1: Quantifying the Sonority Hierarchy, Steve Parker's dissertation

Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 19:09:36 -0400 (EDT)
From: glsa <>
Subject: Quantifying the Sonority Hierarchy, Steve Parker's dissertation

(Dissertation, Phonetics/Phonology)

Steve Parker (University of Massachusetts). Quantifying the Sonority Hierarchy 
Velobound Book, $20.To order, visit our web 


This work helps resolve a perennial controversy in the interface
between phonetics and phonology: the physical basis of sonority. It
begins with an 86- page summary and critical review of the extant
literature on sonority. It then presents the results of an
instrumental study of five acoustic and aerodynamic correlates of
sonority in English and Spanish: intensity, F1, duration, intraoral
air pressure, and air flow. It concludes with a psycholinguistic
experiment in which sonority is crucial in accounting for preferred
word order in English reduplicative rhymes such as roly-poly.

Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue


----------------- Major Supporters ----------------



Academic Press



Arnold Publishers



Athelstan Publications



Blackwell Publishers




Cambridge University Press



Cascadilla Press




Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd




CSLI Publications




Distribution Fides



Elsevier Science Ltd.



John Benjamins����




Kluwer Academic Publishers




Lernout & Hauspie



Lincom Europa



MIT Press




Mouton de Gruyter




Multilingual Matters





Oxford UP



Pearson Education











Summer Institute of Linguistics





---------Other Supporting Publishers-------------


Anthropological Linguistics


Bedford/St. Martin's


Finno-Ugrian Society


Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass


International Pragmatics Assoc.


Kingston Press Ltd.


Linguistic Assoc. of Finland


Linguistic Society of Southern Africa (LSSA)


MIT Working Publishers in Linguistics


Pacific Linguistics


Pacini Editore Spa


Utrecht Institute of Linguistics


Virittaja Aikakauslehti


Thursday, January 17, 2002