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Title: Constraints in Phonological Acquisition
Edited By: JosephVPater
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/9780521829632
Description:

This outstanding volume presents a state-of-the-art overview of linguistic
research into the acquisition of phonology. Bringing together well-known
researchers in the field, it focuses on constraints in phonological
acquisition (as opposed to rules), and offers concrete examples of the
formalization of phonological development in terms of constraint ranking.
The first two chapters situate the research in its broader context, with an
introduction by the editors providing a brief general tutorial on
Optimality Theory. Chapter two serves to highlight the history of
constraints in studies of phonological development, which predates their
current ascent to prominence in phonological theory. The remaining chapters
address a number of partially overlapping themes: the study of child
production data in terms of constraints, learnability issues, perceptual
development and its relation to the development of production, and
second language acquisition.

Contributors

René Kager, Joe Pater, Wim Zonneveld, Lise Menn, Amalia Gnanadesikan,
Heather Goad, Yvan Rose, Bruce Hayes, Clara C. Levelt, Ruben van de Vijver,
Alan Prince, Bruce Tesar, Shigeko Shinohara, Paul Smolensky, Lisa Davidson,
Peter Jusczyk, Dominique Nouveau

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521829631
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 428
Prices: U.K.£ 55.00
U.S.$ 95.00