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Title: Phonological Explorations
Subtitle: Empirical, Theoretical and Diachronic Issues
Edited By: Bert Botma
Roland Noske
Series Title: De Gruyter Linguistische Arbeiten 548

The 16 papers contained in this volume address a variety of phonological topics from different theoretical perspectives. Combined, they provide an excellent showcase for the diversity of the field. Topics considered include the place of allomorphy in grammar; Dutch clippings; the status of recursion in phonology; the role of contrast preservation in the Grimm-Verner push chain; the phonological specification of Dutch ‘tense’ and ‘lax’ monophthongs; the distribution of English vowels in a Strict CV framework; a dependency-based analysis of Germanic vowel shifts; a Radical CV Phonology approach to vowel harmony; emergentist vs. universalist perspectives on frequency effects in vowel harmony; the representation of Limburgian tonal accents; durational enhancement in Maastricht Limburguish high vowels; constraint conjunction in Mandarin Chinese; lexical tone association in Harmonic Serialism; a constraint-based account of the McGurk effect; a case study of the acquisition of liquids in early L1 Dutch; and the learnability of segmentation in Tibetan numerals.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110295160
Pages: 355
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

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ISBN-13: 9783110295177
Pages: 355
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