Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Wiley-Blackwell Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

By: Ernst Jahr

Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

By Neil Smith

The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.


New from Brill!

ad

Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

By Henk Zeevat

The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin


Book Information

   

Title: Phonological Argumentation
Subtitle: Essays on Evidence and Motivation
Series Title: Advances in Optimality Theory
Description:

This volume presents a series of original papers focusing on the theme of
phonological argumentation, set within the framework of Optimality Theory. It
contains two major sections: (1) chapters about the evidence for and
methodology used in discovering the bases of phonological theory, i.e., how
constraints are formed and what sort of evidence is relevant in positing them;
and (2) case studies that focus on particular theoretical issues within OT,
usually through selected phenomena in one or more languages, arguing in
favor of or against specific formal analyses.

A noteworthy detail of this book is that all of the contributors are connected
with the program in phonology and phonetics at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst, either as current professors or former graduate
students. Consequently, all of them have been directly influenced by John
McCarthy, himself one of the major proponents of OT. This collection will
therefore be of interest to anyone who seriously follows the field of OT. The
intended readership is primarily graduate students and those already holding
an advanced degree in linguistics, i.e., persons conversant with and capable
of interacting with the OT literature.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781845532208
Pages: 388
Prices: U.K.£ 75

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781845532215
Pages: 388
Prices: U.K.£ 26.95