Alliteration and Sound Change in Early English
By (author) Donka Minkova
Normal Price: $255.00
Your Price: $229.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $25.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $11.48 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Alliteration and Sound Change in Early English by Donka Minkova
Book DescriptionThis 2003 study uses evidence from early English verse to reconstruct the course of some central phonological changes in the history of the language. It builds on the premise that alliteration reflects faithfully the acoustic identity and similarity of stressed syllable onsets. Individual chapters cover the history of the velars, the structure and history of vowel-initial syllable onsets, the behaviour of onset clusters, and the chronology and motivation of cluster reduction (gn-, kn-, hr-, hl-, hn-, hw-, wr-, wl-). Examination of the patterns of group alliteration in Old and Middle English reveals a hierarchy of cluster-internal cohesiveness which leads to new conclusions regarding the causes for the special treatment of sp-, st-, sk- in alliteration. The analysis draws on phonetically based Optimality-Theoretic models. The book presents valuable information about the medieval poetic canon and elucidates the relationship between orality and literacy in the evolution of English verse.
Buy Alliteration and Sound Change in Early English book by Donka Minkova from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521573177
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Donka Minkova
Historical Phonology of English, Paperback (November 2013)
Phonological evolution is a major component of the overall history of the language; the subject matter is both significant on its own terms and relevant in curricular terms. This book charts the historical development of the English phonological system. It describes the segmental and prosodic changes in the history of English.
Phonological Weakness in English, Hardback (December 2009)
A uniquely focused collection addressing the identification, functional properties, and broader consequences of phonological weakness over a broad chronological range, from Old to Present-Day English and its varieties, enriching the phonological literature with fresh empirical findings from a variety of sources.
English Words, Paperback (March 2009)
A new edition of this textbook discusses the learned vocabulary of English - the words borrowed from the classical languages.
Alliteration and Sound Change in Early English, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Donka Minkova
This 2003 study uses evidence from early English verse to determine when certain sound changes took place.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Alliteration and Sound Change in Early English book by Donka Minkova and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Donka Minkova
Donka Minkova is Professor of English Language at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has published widely in the fields of English and Germanic historical phonology and syntax, historical dialectology and English historical metrics. She is the author of The History of Final Vowels in English (1991) and of English Words: History and Structure (with Robert Stockwell, Cambridge University Press, 2001). She is also co-editor, with Robert Stockwell of Studies in the History of the English Language: A Millennial Perspective.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.