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LINGUIST List 21.3015

Wed Jul 21 2010

Books: Phonology: Parker (Ed)

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        1.    Janet Joyce, Phonological Argumentation: Parker (Ed)

Message 1: Phonological Argumentation: Parker (Ed)
Date: 18-Jul-2010
From: Janet Joyce <jjoyceequinoxpub.com>
Subject: Phonological Argumentation: Parker (Ed)
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Title: Phonological Argumentation
Subtitle: Essays on Evidence and Motivation
Series Title: Advances in Optimality Theory
Published: 2010
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
                http://www.equinoxpub.com/

Editor: Steve Parker
Hardback: ISBN: 9781845532208 Pages: 388 Price: U.K. £ 75 Comment: $135
Paperback: ISBN: 9781845532215 Pages: 388 Price: U.K. £ 26.95 Comment: $45
Abstract:

This volume presents a series of original papers focusing on the theme of
phonological argumentation, set within the framework of Optimality Theory. It
contains two major sections: (1) chapters about the evidence for and
methodology used in discovering the bases of phonological theory, i.e., how
constraints are formed and what sort of evidence is relevant in positing them;
and (2) case studies that focus on particular theoretical issues within OT,
usually through selected phenomena in one or more languages, arguing in
favor of or against specific formal analyses.

A noteworthy detail of this book is that all of the contributors are connected
with the program in phonology and phonetics at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst, either as current professors or former graduate
students. Consequently, all of them have been directly influenced by John
McCarthy, himself one of the major proponents of OT. This collection will
therefore be of interest to anyone who seriously follows the field of OT. The
intended readership is primarily graduate students and those already holding
an advanced degree in linguistics, i.e., persons conversant with and capable
of interacting with the OT literature.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=49366


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