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Title: Raddoppiamento Sintattico in Italian
Subtitle: A Synchronic and Diachronic Cross-Dialectic Study
Written By: Doris Borreli
Series Title: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics
Description:

This book addresses the problem of word-initial gemination (raddoppiamento sintattico) in Italian, a popular topic of phonological study. Incorporating data from various
Italian dialects along with historical evidence to enhance our picture of this process, the analysis accounts for the complexities of the phenomenon, including the different (and seemingly unrelated) environments, as well as the varied behaviour in the dialects, using Optimality Theory. The interaction of word-initial gemination with lenition, stress and vowel length illuminates these very processes and the phonological constraints that drive them. Finally, the historical development of the process is explored and incorporated into the OT analysis.
The dissertation will be of interest not only to
Italianists and Romance scholars, but to phonologists, historians and generalists as well.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Phonology
Subject Language(s): Italian
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415941547
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272
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