LINGUIST List 8.1636

Sun Nov 16 1997

Books: New Book: Phonology

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Message 1: New Book: Phonology

Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 18:56:54 -0500 (EST)
From: GLSA - UMass <glsalinguist.umass.edu>
Subject: New Book: Phonology

Title:Phonology with ternary Scales
Author:Amalia E. Gnanadesikan
Pages:x + 240
Price:$16 plus S/H ($3 for domestic, $4 for foreign)

Checks should be made out to GLSA and sent to GLSA, Linguistics, South
College, UMass, Amherst, MA 01003, USA. Other acceptable payment
methods are; International postal money order, bank draft drawn from a
bank with US affiliate, and travelers checks (doubly signed).

Abstarct: This work proposes a series of ternary scales to replace
certain traditionally binary features. The focus is on the Inherent
Voicing Scale (Voiceless Obstruent, Voiced Obstruent, Sonorant), which
replace [voice] and [sonorant]. Applications are made to
assimilations, neutralization, and consonant mutation, providing
natural accounts for a number of previously opaque processes. Other
proposed scales are Consonant Stricture (stop, fricative,
approximant/voiced) and Vowel Height (low, mid, high), which replace
[continuant], [consonantal], [high] and [low].
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