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Title: The development of J. R. Firth's phonological views in the 1930s
Author: John S. Coleman
Institution: University of Oxford
Linguistic Field: Phonetics; Phonology
Abstract: Battaner-Moro (2003), a paper presented at the 15th International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences, advances several erroneous claims concerning J. R. Firth's contributions to prosodic phonology. In this note, I show that the central aspects of Firth's phonological thinking were already manifest in his publications from the 1930s.


This article appears IN Journal of the International Phonetic Association Vol. 34, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .

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