LINGUIST List 31.3550

Wed Nov 18 2020

Books: Principles of Radical CV Phonology: van der Hulst

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Date: 16-Nov-2020
From: Anna Glazier <Anna.Glaziereup.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Principles of Radical CV Phonology: van der Hulst
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Title: Principles of Radical CV Phonology
Subtitle: A Theory of Segmental and Syllabic Structure
Series Title: Edinburgh Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
Published: 2020
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
                www.edinburghuniversitypress.com

Book URL: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-principles-of-radical-cv-phonology.html

Author: Harry van der Hulst
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474454698 Pages: 504 Price: U.K. £ 135
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474454681 Pages: 504 Price: U.K. £ 135
Hardback: ISBN: 9781474454667 Pages: 504 Price: U.K. £ 135
Abstract:

A new theory of the structure of phonological representations for segments and syllables

*Proposes a new theory of the structure of phonological representations for segments and syllables

*Presents detailed analysis of phonological contrast

*Introduces the central role of dependency relations in phonological structure

*Offers comparison to other models including Dependency Phonology and Government Phonology

Harry van der Hulst’s model of Radical CV Phonology has roots in the framework of Dependency Phonology, but proposes a rather different ‘geometry’, which reduces the set of unary elements to just two: |C| and |V|. The model explains the phonological distinctions that function contrastively in the world’s languages rather than presenting it as a ‘random’ list.

Van der Hulst shows how this model accounts for a number of central claims about markedness and minimal specification. He explains how the representational system accounts for phonological rules and shows how this theory can be applied to sign language structure. Through comparison to other models, he also provides insight into current theories of segmental structure, commonly used feature systems, as well as recurrent controversies.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Written In: English (eng)

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