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Title: The Handbook of Phonological Theory, 2nd Edition
Written By: John A. Goldsmith
Jason Riggle
Alan C.L Yu
URL: http://www.wiley.com/remtitle.cgi?isbn=1405157682
Series Title: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics
Description:

“The Handbook of Phonological Theory” offers a unique and detailed
examination of phonology and the transformations that have taken place in the
fifteen years since the publication of the first edition. Comprised almost entirely
of material new to this edition, this Handbook consciously builds upon its
previous edition, using it as a foundation to explore the current shape of the field
and the questions that drive ongoing research. Written by an international team
of phonologists, each of the 28 chapters investigates and assesses key issues
in the field, including learnability, phonological interfaces, tone, and variation.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1405157682
ISBN-13: 9781405157681
Pages: 970
Prices: U.S. $ 219.95