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LINGUIST List 20.1652

Wed Apr 29 2009

Books: Phonology/Ling Theories: Linell

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Psychological Reality in Phonology: Linell

Message 1: Psychological Reality in Phonology: Linell
Date: 28-Apr-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Psychological Reality in Phonology: Linell
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Title: Psychological Reality in Phonology
Subtitle: A Theoretical Study
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 25
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Per Linell
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521104777 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 21.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521104777 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 39.99
Abstract:

Generative linguists have always claimed that the transformational models
of language offer the best descriptive accounts of language. But they have
often made a further and more ambitious claim for these models: that they
have some psychological validity and represent our mental organisation of
linguistic knowledge. The models are therefore supposed to explain at least
some aspects of how, as speakers and listeners, we produce, perceive and
understand all human utterances. Dr. Linell attacks this claim and
particularly its application to phonology and offers fundamental criticisms
of the 'orthodox' school of generative phonology associated with Chomsky
and Halle. His own positive proposals stress the importance of surface
phenomena as opposed to abstract underlying forms and lead to a new
typology of phonological rules and a new consideration of the relations
between phonology and phonetics and between phonology and morphology. The
book will interest a wide range of linguists and some psychologists as well
as specialists in phonology and phonetics.

Prologue;
1. On psychological reality;
2. Phonology in a model of communicative competence;
3. Phonological forms as plans for phonetic acts;
4. Phonetic plans and lexical entries;
5. Phonemic contrasts;
6. Phonotactics and phonological correctness;
7. Morphological operations and morphophonology;
8. Word forms as primes;
9. Morphemes and morpheme identity;
10. Typology of phonological rules;
11. The child's acquisition of phonology;
12. On the fallacy of regarding morphemes as phonological invariants;
13. The concreteness and non-autonomy of phonology;
Epilogue;
Bibliography.


Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Phonology

Written In: English (eng )

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