LINGUIST List 32.3368

Wed Oct 27 2021

Books: Perspectives on Element Theory: Bendjaballah, Tifrit, Voeltzel (eds.)

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Date: 18-Oct-2021
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Subject: Perspectives on Element Theory: Bendjaballah, Tifrit, Voeltzel (eds.)
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Title: Perspectives on Element Theory
Series Title: Studies in Generative Grammar
Published: 2021
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Sabrina Bendjaballah
Editor: Ali Tifrit
Editor: Laurence Voeltzel
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110691948 Pages: 285 Price: U.S. $ 114.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110691917 Pages: 285 Price: U.S. $ 114.99

Element Theory (ET) covers a range of approaches that consider privativity a central tenet defining the internal structure of segments. This volume provides an overview and extension of this program, exploring new lines of research within phonology and at its interface (phonetics and syntax).

The present collection reflects on issues concerning the definition of privative primes, their interactions, organization, and the operations that constrain phonological and syntactic representations. The contributions reassess theoretical questions, which have been implicitly taken for granted, regarding privativity and its corollaries. On the empirical side, it explores the possibilities ET offers to analyze specific languages and phonological phenomena.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng)

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