LINGUIST List 15.2693

Wed Sep 29 2004

Books: Phonetics/Phonology: Gurevich

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        1.    Kaiulani Kaneta, Lenition and Contrast: Gurevich

Message 1: Lenition and Contrast: Gurevich

Date: 15-Sep-2004
From: Kaiulani Kaneta <>
Subject: Lenition and Contrast: Gurevich

Title: Lenition and Contrast 
 Subtitle: The Functional Consequences of Certain Phonetically Conditioned Sound Changes 
 Series Title: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics  
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
 Author: Naomi Gurevich
 Hardback: ISBN: 0415970997 Pages: 320 Price: U.S. $ 90.00
 This book analyzes 153 languages from a large variety of families to
 establish a previously unexplored relationship between phonetically
 conditioned sound changes such as lenitions and functional (meaning
 'maintenance related') considerations. Carefully collecting numerous
 inventories of consonants, this collection is likely to become an
 important resource for future linguistics research. By distinguishing 
 between phonetic and phonological neutralization, and showing that
 the first does not necessarily result in the second, Naomi Gurevich
 uncovers previously unexplored and often surprising trends in the
 relationship between phonetics and phonology. 
 Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
 Written In: English  (Language Code: ENG)
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