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Title: Understanding Phonology
Written By: Carlos Gussenhoven
Haike Jacobs
Description:

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

This skilfully written new 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. A wide range of phenomena are
covered: speech production, segmental contrasts, tone, quality, prosodic
structure, metrical relations and intonation. The main theories are
introduced and their contributions to our understanding of phonology, as
well as their shortcomings, are discussed objectively.

Contents: The production of speech / Some typology: sameness and difference
/ Making the form fit / Two levels of representation / Distinctive Features
/ Ordered rules / The diminutive suffix in Dutch / Levels of representation
/ Representing tone / Skeletal slots and moras / Feature geometry / Complex
segments / Stress / Iambic and Trochambic rhythm in Optimality Theory.

*This title is distributed in the United States by Oxford University
Press.
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Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
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