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LINGUIST List 25.2094

Mon May 12 2014

Books: Coarticulation and Sound Change in Romance: Recasens

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-May-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Coarticulation and Sound Change in Romance: Recasens
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Title: Coarticulation and Sound Change in Romance
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 329
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/cilt.329

Author: Daniel Recasens
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270382 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270382 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270382 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248480 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248480 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248480 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

This volume should be of great interest to phoneticians, phonologists, and both historical and cognitive linguists. Using data from the Romance languages for the most part, the book explores the phonetic motivation of several sound changes, e.g., glide insertions and elisions, vowel and consonant insertions, elisions, assimilations and dissimilations. Within the framework of the DAC (degree of articulatory constraint) model of coarticulation, it clearly demonstrates that the typology and direction of these sound changes may very largely be accounted for by the coarticulatory effects occurring between adjacent or neighbouring phonetic segments, and by the degrees of articulatory constraint imposed by speakers on the production of vowels and consonants. The phonetically-based explanations presented here are formulated on the basis of coarticulation data from speech production and perception research carried out during the last fifty years and are complemented with data on the co-occurrence of phonetic segments in lexical forms of the languages being considered. Attention is also paid to the role that positional and prosodic factors play in sound change implementation, as well as to the cognitive and peripheral strategies involved in segmental replacements, elisions and insertions.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Phonetics
                            Phonology
                            Typology
Language Family(ies): Romance

Written In: English (eng)

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