LINGUIST List 14.2848

Mon Oct 20 2003

Books: Phonetics/Phonology: Kramer

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  1. julia.ulrich, Vowel Harmony and Correspondence Theory: Kramer

Message 1: Vowel Harmony and Correspondence Theory: Kramer

Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 09:37:44 +0000
From: julia.ulrich <>
Subject: Vowel Harmony and Correspondence Theory: Kramer

Title: Vowel Harmony and Correspondence Theory
Series Title: Studies in Generative Grammar 66
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter		 
Author: Martin Kramer, University of Ulster, Ireland 

Hardback: ISBN: 3110179482, Pages: xiii, 305, Price: Euro 98.00 /
	 approx. US$ 98.00

Vowel Harmony and Correspondence Theory covers the major issues in the
generative analysis of vowel harmony and vowel harmony typology. The
book offers an economical account of the most prominent features of
vowel harmony systems (root control, affix control, dominance, vowel
opacity, and neutrality) within the framework of optimality theory,
extending the notion of correspondence to the syntagmatic dimension.

The book contains a typological overview of vowel harmony patterns, an
introduction to the basics of optimality theory including some of its
most recent extensions and detailed studies of harmony systems in 10
languages from a variety of language families.

Martin Kr�mer teaches at the University of Ulster, Ireland. 

>From the contents:

1. An introduction to vowel harmony
2. Optimality Theory and the formalisation of harmony
3. Cyclicity and phonological opacity as constraint coordination and
 positional faithfulness

4. Edge effects and positional integrity
5. Vowel transparency as balance
6. Trojan vowels and phonological opacity
7. General conclusion

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