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Wed Jul 08 2015

Books: Understanding Allomorphy: Bonet, Lloret, Mascaró (eds.)

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Date: 07-Jul-2015
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Subject: Understanding Allomorphy: Bonet, Lloret, Mascaró (eds.)
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Title: Understanding Allomorphy
Subtitle: Perspectives from Optimality Theory
Series Title: Advances in Optimality Theory
Published: 2015
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd

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Editor: Eulàlia Bonet
Editor: Maria-Rosa Lloret
Editor: Joan Mascaró
Hardback: ISBN: 9781845532970 Pages: 418 Price: U.S. $ 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781845532970 Pages: 418 Price: U.K. £ 75.00

This volume is a collection of original contributions to the study of lexical allomorphy, with a focus on Optimality Theory’s distinctive take on this topic. The chapters provide an up-to-date perspective on the advances in our understanding of allomorphy which Optimality Theory has been able to secure (in comparison with rule-based Generative Phonology). They also consider a number of important allomorphy questions which Optimality Theory has helped raise and address (e.g. the nature of inputs, the role of paradigms, the interaction of phonology with other modules of grammar, lexical storage vs computation, degrees of phonological (ir)regularity, subcategorization vs markedness).

The contributors form an international array of linguists from North America and Europe. A broad variety of languages serve as the empirical base for the volume, either in detailed case studies (e.g. Burushaski, Catalan, English, French, Italian, Moroccan Arabic, Sahaptin) or in encompassing typological surveys.

The volume is aimed at professional linguists with an interest in phonology, morphology, and the lexicon. With its broad coverage of allomorphy issues, the book’s content will also lend itself to courses in phonology and morphology for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Moroccan (ary)
                            Burushaski (bsk)
                            Catalan-Valencian-Balear (cat)
                            English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Umatilla (uma)
                            Walla Walla (waa)

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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