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Title: Headhood, Elements, Specification and Contrastivity
Subtitle: Phonological papers in honour of John Anderson
Edited By: Jacques Durand
Colin Ewen
Philip Carr
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT%20259
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 259
Description:

The papers in this volume focus on notions which are central to the work of
John M. Anderson the founder of Dependency Phonology and to phonological
theory: the idea of structural analogy between phonology and syntax; the
head/dependent relation; the idea that phonological representations are
best conceived of in terms of a set of privative elements (rather than as
binary-valued features); and the related notions of contrastivity and
specification (and non-specification). An important issue dealt with is the
relationship between specification and derivationality, and the question
whether derivations are necessary in phonological theory. Many of the
contributions provide sound empirical support for the appeal to elements
and to headhood at all levels of phonological analysis. The book will be of
interest to anyone interested in current issues in phonological theory.


Table of contents

John Anderson: Publications, 1968–2004

List of contributors

Introduction
Philip Carr, Jacques Durand and Colin J. Ewen

Salience, Headhood and Analogies
Philip Carr

Old English I-Umlaut: A Unitary Sound Change? Dependency, Contrast and
Non-Specification
Fran Colman

Old English Breaking and Syllable Structure
Mike Davenport

Tense/Lax, the Vowel System of English and Phonological Theory
Jacques Durand

Headedness and Defective Distributions in Polish
Edmund Gussmann

Vowel Reduction as Information Loss
John Harris

Tones and Dependency in Yorùbá
Phil Harrison

Sharing Makes us Stronger: Process Inhibition and Segmental Structure
Patrick Honeybone

The Molecular Structure of Phonological Segments
Harry van der Hulst

Representation and the Role of Underspecification in Declarative Phonology
Ken Lodge

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
April McMahon

How a Phonological Theory of Headedness can Account for Strong vs. Weak
Phonetic Alternants
Nancy A. Ritter

The Aperture Particle ¦a¦: its Role and Functions
Sanford A. Schane

Towards a taw-based Phonological Representation of Place
Jørgen Staun

References

Index

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Phonology
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
Kwa
Polish
English, Old
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