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Books: The Phonology of Contrast: Lubowicz

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Date: 13-Jul-2012
From: Janet Joyce <jjoyceequinoxpub.com>
Subject: The Phonology of Contrast: Lubowicz
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Title: The Phonology of Contrast Series Title: Advances in Optimality Theory Published: 2012 Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
                http://www.equinoxpub.com/

Book URL: http://www.equinoxpub.com/equinox/books/showbook.asp?bkid=332&keyword=contrast

Author: Ana Lubowicz Hardback: ISBN: 9781845534165 Pages: 144 Price: U.S. $ 95 Comment: £60
Abstract:

"The Phonology of Contrast" argues that contrast is one of the centralorganizing principles of the grammar and provides a formal theory of contrastcouched in the framework of Optimality Theory (Prince & Smolensky1993/2004). The study of the role of contrast is a growing area of interest inlinguistics and this monograph contributes to the debate on where contrast fitsin the grammar. The key finding is that contrast exists as an independentprinciple in the grammar, which in the framework of Optimality Theory can beformulated as a family of rankable and violable constraints. A formal proposal ofcontrast is developed called Contrast Preservation Theory. This proposal isillustrated and supported with diverse contrast phenomena in the areas ofphonology and at the phonology-morphology interface. Evidence is drawn from anumber of languages including Finnish, Arabic, and Polish. Predictions of theproposal are discussed and compared with alternatives.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories                             Phonology
Written In: English (eng)

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