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LINGUIST List 20.1636

Tue Apr 28 2009

Books: Phonology/Ling Theories: Giegerich

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Message 1: Metrical Phonology and Phonological Structure: Giegerich
Date: 27-Apr-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Metrical Phonology and Phonological Structure: Giegerich
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Title: Metrical Phonology and Phonological Structure
Subtitle: German and English
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 43
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Heinz J. Giegerich
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521106078 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 29.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521106078 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 55.00
Abstract:

Note: This is a 2009 re-issue of the original book.

In this monograph, the first to be exclusively concerned with a model of
phonological structure that is becoming increasingly influential, Heinz
Giegerich pursues two major aims. First, he explores the theoretical
foundations of 'metrical phonology' and in so doing suggests that the
current model should be significantly simplified: auxiliary devices such as
'prosodic categories', 'metrical grids' and segmental stress features are
shown to be unnecessary in this study. Secondly, he applies the model to a
wide range of German and English data and in particular provides a detailed
account of the stress patterns of German words - native and nonnative,
morphologically simple and complex. The many similarities between German
and English phonological structure are thereby strikingly illustrated. The
book's clarity of exposition will enable readers not wholly familiar with
metrical phonology to appreciate fully the elegance of this model in,
arguably, its most basic form.

1. Introduction;
2. Metrical structure and morphology,

Part One: the metrical structure of German words;
3. Metrical structure and morphology,

Part Two: compound stress and related issues;
4. Metrical transformations, or: on the scope of the metrical component;
5. Metrical phonology and phonological structure: a summary with some
afterthoughts;
References and citation index;
Index and glossary of German words.


Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Phonology

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            German, Standard (deu)

Written In: English (eng )

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