LINGUIST List 9.746

Tue May 19 1998

Books: Phonology

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  1. milly.neate, Phonology

Message 1: Phonology

Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 15:27:09 +0000
From: milly.neate <>
Subject: Phonology


Gussenhoven, Carlos (University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands) and Jacobs, 
Haike (University of Nijmegen and the Free University of Amsterdam, The 
Netherlands); Understanding Phonology;
Publication March 1998 304pp PB 0 340 69218 9 14.99 HB 0 340 69217 0 
 40.00 Arnold Publishing

'This book gives a clear and accurate picture of current phonological
theory in a small number of pages.' John Goldsmith, University of
Chicago This skilfully written new text provides a broad, yet
up-to-date, introduction to phonology. Assuming no previous knowledge
of phonology or linguistic theory, the authors introduce the basic
concepts and build on these progressively, discussing the main
theories and illustrating key points with carefully chosen examples. A
wide range of phenomena are covered: speech production, segmental
contrasts, tone, quality, prosodic structure, metrical relations and
intonation. The main theories are introduced and their contributions
to our understanding of phonology, as well as their shortcomings, are
discussed objectively.

Contents: The production of speech / Some typology: sameness and difference 
/ Making the form fit / Two levels of representation / Distinctive Features 
/ Ordered rules / The diminutive suffix in Dutch / Levels of representation 
/ Representing tone / Skeletal slots and moras / Feature geometry / Complex 
segments / Stress / Iambic and Trochambic rhythm in Optimality Theory.
Readership: Students of linguistics.
Available on inspection for lecturers (quote linglist598)
Tel: +44 (0) 171 873 6355
Fax: +44 (0) 171 873 6325
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