LINGUIST List 9.817

Tue Jun 2 1998

Books: Phonetics & Phonology

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  1. Erin Igoe, New Books in Phonetics & Phonology

Message 1: New Books in Phonetics & Phonology

Date: Mon, 01 Jun 1998 10:50:01 -0400
From: Erin Igoe <EMIOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: New Books in Phonetics & Phonology


Bert Vaux, Harvard University
(The Phonology of the World's Languages)

This study presents the first contemporary linguistic treatment of
Armenian, an Indo-European language whose distinct dialects range
geographically from Poland to India. The book documents a rich linguistic
(and literary) history dating from the fourth-century translation of the
Bible into Classical Armenian. Data are drawn from Classical, Middle, and
Standard Eastern and Western Armenian, and from the author's
fieldwork on non-standard dialects.

June 1998 296 pp.; 105 linecuts, 1 map
0-19-823661-1 $105.00
Oxford University Press

Carlos Gussenhoven, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and Haike
Jacobs, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(Understanding Language)
(An Arnold Publication)

"This book gives a clear and accurate picture of current phonological
theory in a small number of pages."--John Goldsmith, University of

This text provides a broad yet up-to-date introduction to phonology.
Assuming no previous knowledge of phonology or linguistic theory, the
authors introduce the basic concepts and build on these progressively,
discussing the main theories and illustrating key points with carefully
chosen examples. The book covers a wide range of phenomena,
including speech production, segmental contrasts, tone, quantity,
prosodic structure, metrical relations, and intonation, as well as such key
theories as feature geometry and Optimality Theory.

June 1998 304 pp.; 2 linecuts
0-340-69218-9 paper $19.95
0-340-69217-0 cloth $75.00
Oxford University Press

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