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Wed Nov 23 2011

Books: Morphology/Phonetics: Garrapa

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        1.     Laura Bally , Vowel Elision in Florentine Italian: Garrapa

Message 1: Vowel Elision in Florentine Italian: Garrapa
Date: 22-Nov-2011
From: Laura Bally <>
Subject: Vowel Elision in Florentine Italian: Garrapa
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Title: Vowel Elision in Florentine Italian Series Title: Series: Europäische Hochschulschriften - Volume 50 Published: 2011 Publisher: Peter Lang AG

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Author: Luigia Garrapa Paperback: ISBN: 9783034310741 Pages: 396 Price: U.S. $ 100.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034310741 Pages: 396 Price: U.K. £ 60.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034310741 Pages: 396 Price: Europe EURO 67.10 Comment: for Germany EURO 71.80, for Austria EURO 73.80 (incl. VAT)

This monograph investigates final vowel elision in spoken Italian.Specifically, the book sheds light on the functioning and the constrainingfactors of final vowel elision in sequences of vowel-final determiners followedby vowel-initial nouns and in sequences of vowel-final proclitics followed byvowel-initial lexical verbs. The analysis is based on "real" language, that ison corpus and elicited data as well as on their pooled results. Thequantitative data are analyzed statistically in order to identify the factorswhich constrain final vowel elision (i.e. function word class, the morphologicalcategory of number realized by the final elidable vowel, and speech style).The representation of final vowel elision in determiners and procliticsproposed in this monograph relies on four theoretical constructs and on theirinteraction, i.e pre-compiled phrasal allomorphy, dominant allomorphs,lexically encoded selectional preferences among allomorphs, and prosodicrules.

Contents: Final elision in spontaneous speech - Final elision in elicitedspeech - Final elision: evidence from spontaneous and elicited speech - Thelexical representation of determiners and proclitics targeted by final elision -Representation of final elision.

Luigia Garrapa has completed her PhD in Linguistics at the University ofKonstanz, Germany, and at the University of Salento, Italy (Joint PhD). Herresearch interests are the phonetics and phonology of Romance languages,child first language acquisition, and cognitive neurosciences. She is currentlyworking on the neurophysiological correlates of Italian vowel and consonantperception by pediatric cochlear implant users.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology                             Phonetics
Subject Language(s): Italian (ita)
Written In: English (eng )

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