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Books: Phonology: Cho

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Message 1: Parameters of Consonantal Assimilation: Cho

Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 18:20:02 -0500 (EST)
From: lincom.europa <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Parameters of Consonantal Assimilation: Cho



Title: Parameters of Consonantal Assimilation
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 15
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH www.lincom-europa.com
	 http://lincom.at		 
			
Author: Young-mee Yu Cho, Rutgers University 

Paperback: ISBN: 3895866075, Pages: 266, Price: EUR 66.10
			
Abstract:

The goal of this book is to develop a parametric theory of consonantal
assimilation, one of the most well-attested processes in phonology and
one which has been described extensively enough to construct a theory
of some predictive power. The emphasis lies in constructing a
parametric theory in which all and only the possible types of
assimilations can be obtained through very simple combinations of the
possible settings of the following six parameters: (1) Site of
Spreading, (2) Specification on Target and/or Trigger, (3) Locality
Conditions, (4) Relative Ordering between Spreading and Redundancy
Rules, (5) Directionality, and (6) Domain of Spreading. The study is
based on detailed analyses of the assimilation phenomena of Korean,
Japanese and Sanskrit, among other languages. Building on the
theoretical assumptions made by Autosegmental Phonology, Feature
Geometry, Underspecification, and Lexical Phonology, all the
parameters involved in local and unbounded assimilation are
identified. In addition, certain universal tendencies regarding
consonantal assimilation find natural explanation in the present
framework.

Contents: 
1 	INTRODUCTION 
2 	THEORETICAL ASSUMPTIONS 
2.1 	AUTOSEGMENTAL PHONOLOGY 
2.1.1 	Assimilation as Spreading 
2.1.2 	Factorization of Feature-Changing Rules 
2.2 	FEATURE GEOMETRY 
2.3 	RADICAL UNDERSPECIFICATION 
2.3.1 	Coalescence 
2.3.2 	Edge-Neutralization 
2.3.3 	Assimilation 
2.3.4 	Absence of Place Nodes 
2.4 	STRUCTURE PRESERVATION 
2.5 	LOCALITY CONSTRAINTS ON RULES 
2.6 	SUMMARY 
3 	PARAMETERS OF ASSIMILATION 
3.1 	INTRODUCTION 
3.2 	JAPANESE ASSIMILATION 
3.3 	SANSKRIT CONSONANTAL SANDHI 
(to be continued in our webshop: www.lincom.at)

Lingfield(s): Phonology
		Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)


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