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LINGUIST List 18.139

Mon Jan 15 2007

Books: Historical Linguistics/Phonology: McMahon

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Lexical Phonology and the History of English: McMahon


Message 1: Lexical Phonology and the History of English: McMahon
Date: 10-Jan-2007
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Lexical Phonology and the History of English: McMahon


Title: Lexical Phonology and the History of English
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 91
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: April McMahon
Paperback: ISBN: 0521034485 Pages: 328 Price: U.S. $ 50.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521034485 Pages: 328 Price: U.K. £ 27.99
Abstract:

This book has two main goals: the re-establishment of a rule-based
phonology as a viable alternative to current non-derivational models and
the rehabilitation of historical evidence as a focus of phonological
theory. Although Lexical Phonology includes several constraints such as the
Derived Environment Condition and Structure Preservation, intended to
reduce abstractness, previous versions have not typically exploited these
fully. The model of Lexical Phonology presented here imposes the Derived
Environment Condition strictly; introduces a new constraint on the shape of
underlying representations; excludes underspecification; and suggests an
integration of Lexical Phonology with Articulatory Phonology.

Acknowledgements;
1. The role of history;
2. Constraining the model: current controversies in lexical phonology;
3. Applying the constraints: the Modern English Vowel Shift Rule;
4. Synchrony, diachrony and lexical phonology: the Scottish Vowel Length Rule;
5. Dialect differentiation in lexical phonology: the unwelcome effects of
underspecification;
6. English /r/;
Bibliography;
Index.


Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Phonology

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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