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Title: Postvelar Harmony
Written By: KimaryN.Shahin
URL: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 225
Description:

This book examines the formal bases of postvelar harmony and its crosslinguistic variation. It is of interest especially to phonologists concerned with segmental harmony and its explanation within Optimality Theory. Postvelar harmony in two unrelated languages, Palestinian Arabic and St'át'imcets Salish, is examined in detail. The result is the first comprehensive clarification of postvelar phonology for either language. Two harmonies are distinguished: uvularisation harmony ('emphasis spread') and pharyngealisation (tongue-root-retraction) harmony. The distinction between these two in the Arabic and the Salish is supported by much instrumental phonetics data. The complex harmony properties are explained as the result of systematic interaction between Correspondence, Alignment and Grounded constraints. In the course of the investigation, the segmental inventories of both languages are clarified, and a careful understanding of the distinction between phonology and phonetics, and the use of phonetics in phonology, is applied.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Subject Language(s): Arabic, South Levantine
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588112217
ISBN-13: 9781588112217
Pages: viii, 344 pp.
Prices: U.S.$ 169
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027247331
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Pages: viii, 344 pp.
Prices: EUR 99.00