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Title: The Cambridge Handbook of Phonology
Edited By: Paul V. de Lacy
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6860683/The%20Cambridge%20Handbook%20of%20Phonology/?site_locale=en_US
Series Title: Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics

Please note: This is a new paperback edition of a previously announced book. Phonology - the study of how the sounds of speech are represented in our minds - is one of the core areas of linguistic theory, and is central to the study of human language. This handbook, first published in 2007, brings together the world's leading experts in phonology to present the most comprehensive and detailed overview of the field. Focusing on research and the most influential theories, the authors discuss each of the central issues in phonological theory, explore a variety of empirical phenomena, and show how phonology interacts with other aspects of language such as syntax, morphology, phonetics, and language acquisition. Providing a one-stop guide to every aspect of this important field, The Cambridge Handbook of Phonology will serve as an invaluable source of readings for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, an informative overview for linguists and a useful starting point for anyone beginning phonological research. Table of Contents 1. Introduction: themes in phonology Paul de Lacy Part I. Conceptual Issues: 2. In pursuit of theory Alan Prince 3. Functionalism Matthew Gordon 4. Markedness Keren Rice 5. Derivations and levels of representation John J. McCarthy 6. Representation John Harris 7. Contrast Donca Steriade Part II. Prosody: 8. The syllable Draga Zec 9. Feet and metrical stress René Kager 10. Tone Moira Yip 11. The phonology of intonation Carlos Gussenhoven 12. The interaction of tone, sonority and prosody Paul de Lacy Part III. Subsegmental Features: 13. Segmental features Tracy Alan Hall 14. Local assimilation and constraint interaction Eric Bakovic 15. Harmony Diana Archangeli and Douglas Pulleybank 16. Dissimilation in grammar and the lexicon John Alderete and Stefan Frisch Part IV. Internal Interfaces: 17. The phonetics-phonology interface John Kingston 18. The syntax-phonology interface Hubert Truckenbrodt 19. Morpheme position Adam Ussishkin 20. Reduplication Suzanne Urbanczyk Part V. External Interfaces: 21. Diachronic phonology Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero 22. Variation and optionality Arto Anttila 23. Acquiring phonology Paula Fikkert 24. Learnability Bruce Tesar 25. Phonological impairment in children and adults Barbara Bernhardt and Joseph Stemberger

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781107404892
Pages: 708
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