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

New from Oxford University Press!


May I Quote You on That?

By Stephen Spector

A guide to English grammar and usage for the twenty-first century, pairing grammar rules with interesting and humorous quotations from American popular culture.

New from Cambridge University Press!


The Cambridge Handbook of Endangered Languages

Edited By Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank

This book "examines the reasons behind the dramatic loss of linguistic diversity, why it matters, and what can be done to document and support endangered languages."

Book Information

Sun Image

Title: Vowel Harmony and Correspondence Theory
Written By: Martin Krämer
Series Title: Studies in Generative Grammar 66

Vowel Harmony and Correspondence Theory covers the major issues in the generative analysis of vowel harmony and vowel harmony typology. The book offers an economical account of the most prominent features of vowel harmony systems (root control, affix control, dominance, vowel opacity, and neutrality) within the framework of optimality theory, extending the notion of correspondence to the syntagmatic dimension.

The book contains a typological overview of vowel harmony patterns, an introduction to the basics of optimality theory including some of its most recent extensions and detailed studies of harmony systems in 10 languages from a variety of language families.

Martin Krämer teaches at the University of Ulster, Ireland.

From the contents:

1. An introduction to vowel harmony
2. Optimality Theory and the formalisation of harmony
3. Cyclicity and phonological opacity as constraint coordination and positional faithfulness

4. Edge effects and positional integrity
5. Vowel transparency as balance
6. Trojan vowels and phonological opacity
7. General conclusion

To sign up for our FREE ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER, please visit our website at

To order, please contact
SFG-Servicecenter-Fachverlage GmbH
Postfach 4343
72774 Reutlingen, Germany
Fax: +49 (0)7071 - 93 53 - 33

For USA, Canada and Mexico:
Walter de Gruyter, Inc.
200 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532, USA
Fax: +1 (914) 747-1326

Please visit our website for other publications by Mouton de Gruyter:

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Generative Grammar
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.

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110179482
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xiii, 305
Prices: Euro 98.00 / approx. US$ 98.00