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LINGUIST List 20.1588

Fri Apr 24 2009

Books: Language Acquisition/Phonology: Kager, Pater, Zonneveld (Eds)

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Constraints in Phonological Acquisition: Kager, Pater, Zonneveld (Eds)

Message 1: Constraints in Phonological Acquisition: Kager, Pater, Zonneveld (Eds)
Date: 21-Apr-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Constraints in Phonological Acquisition: Kager, Pater, Zonneveld (Eds)
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Title: Constraints in Phonological Acquisition
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Editor: René Kager
Editor: Joe Pater
Editor: Wim Zonneveld
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521108645 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 27.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521108645 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 52.00
Abstract:

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced title.

This outstanding volume presents a state-of-the-art overview of linguistic
research into the acquisition of phonology. Bringing together well-known
researchers in the field, it focuses on constraints in phonological
acquisition (as opposed to rules), and offers concrete examples of the
formalization of phonological development in terms of constraint ranking.
The first two chapters situate the research in its broader context, with an
introduction by the editors providing a brief general tutorial on
Optimality Theory. Chapter two serves to highlight the history of
constraints in studies of phonological development, which predates their
current ascent to prominence in phonological theory. The remaining chapters
address a number of partially overlapping themes: the study of child
production data in terms of constraints, learnability issues, perceptual
development and its relation to the development of production, and
second-language acquisition.

List of contributors;
Preface;
1. Introduction, René Kager, Joe Pater and Wim Zonneveld;
2. Saving the baby: making sure that old data survive new theories, Lise Menn;
3. Markedness and faithfulness constraints in child phonology, Amalia
Gnanadesikan;
4. Input elaboration, head faithfulness and evidence for representation in
the acquisition of left-edge clusters in West Germanic, Heather Goad and
Yvan Rose;
5. Phonological acquisition in Optimality Theory: the early stages, Bruce
Hayes;
6. Syllable types in cross-linguistic and developmental grammars, Clara C.
Levelt and Ruben van de Vijver;
7. Bridging the gap between receptive and productive development with
minimally violable constraints, Joe Pater;
8. Learning phonotactic distributions, Alan Prince and Bruce Tesar;
9. Emergence of Universal Grammar in foreign word adaptions, Shigeko
Shinohara;
10. The initial and final states: theoretical implications and experimental
explorations of Richness of the Base, Paul Smolensky, Lisa Davidson and
Peter Jusczyk;
11. Child word stress competence: an experimental approach, Wim Zonneveld
and Dominique Nouveau.


Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Phonology

Written In: English (eng )

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