LINGUIST List 26.3232

Thu Jul 09 2015

Books: Building a Phonological Inventory: Veer

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Date: 07-Jul-2015
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Subject: Building a Phonological Inventory: Veer
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Title: Building a Phonological Inventory
Subtitle: Feature Co-occurrence Constraints in Acquisition
Series Title: LOT dissertation series
Published: 2015
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)

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Author: Burght Marinus van ‘t Veer
Electronic: ISBN: 9789460931635 Pages: Price: ---- 0 Comment: Open access
Paperback: ISBN: 9789460931635 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 32.00

The Feature Co-occurrence Constraint theory proposed in this dissertation provides a means to capture the development of the language learning child’s segment inventory. It does this by combining a growing set of features with constraints that are automatically activated as soon as these features are acquired. Representation and derivation go hand in hand, and develop together during acquisition. The Feature Co-occurrence Constraint theory builds on a minimal view on phonology, where the inventory is seen as epiphenomenal rather than a mentally ‘real’ object, features are few and monovalent, and the constraint set is limited to no more than two types. The theoretical consequences of the proposal for both feature theory and constraint theory are worked out in detail and a thorough discussion of phonological acquisition is provided, making that this book should be of interest to both theoretical phonologists and acquisitionists.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng)

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