LINGUIST List 8.1562

Thu Oct 30 1997

Books: Phonology

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  1. Pierre Martin, Phonology

Message 1: Phonology

Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 10:26:37 -0500
From: Pierre Martin <>
Subject: Phonology

Martin, Pierre (Laval University, Quebec); Manuel de phonologie
fonctionnelle; Pb.: 2-89219-265-X; 254 pp.; 17$CAN + 3$ handling & mailing.
International Center for Research on Language Planning (ICRLP), Laval
University, Quebec.
This textbook, written in French, is an introduction to functional
phonology. The school of thought on which it is based was initially
inspired by the work of N.S. Troubetzkoy, but actually took form through
the ideas expressed by Andre Martinet and his followers. The first six
chapters lay out the basics of functional phonology, insisting on the
specific aspects of this approach for the description of languages. The
principles and procedures of synchronic analysis are outlined and
illustrated through many examples. Chapter VII is devoted to dynamic
synchrony and diachrony. The general structure and functioning of
phonological systems are examined in chapter VIII, with examples stemming
from numerous languages. While chapter IX gives a brief summary of the
history of phonology, chapter X deals with a problem of a more
epistemological nature, that of the theoretical foundations of phonology as
part of a model of language. Finally, since this volume is also a workbook,
the learning process is verified through different types of exercises (with
answers provided) pertaining to many different languages., fax:(418)656.7144, phone:(418)656.3232,, address:CIRAL, Pav. De Koninck, local 2253,
Universite Laval, Sainte-Foy, Quebec G1K 7P4 Canada.
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