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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Title: The Syllable in Optimality Theory
Edited By: Rubenvan deVijver
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521772621
Description:

The syllable has always been a key concept in generative linguistics: the rules, representations, parameters, or constraints posited in diverse frameworks of theoretical phonology and morphology all make reference to this fundamental unit of prosodic structure. No less central to the field is Optimality Theory, an approach developed within (morpho-)phonology in the early 1990s. This book combines two themes of central importance to linguists and their mutual relevance in recent research. It provides an overview of the role of the syllable in OT and ways in which problems that relate to the analysis of syllable structure can be solved in OT. The contributions to the book not only show that the syllable sheds light on certain properties of OT itself - they also demonstrate that OT is capable of describing and adequately analyzing many issues that are problematic in other theories. The analyses are based on a wealth of languages.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521772621
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 428
Prices: U.S.$ 80
U.K.£ 60