Phonetically Based Phonology
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Phonetically Based Phonology by Bruce Hayes
Book DescriptionPhonetically Based Phonology is centred around the hypothesis that phonologies of languages are determined by phonetic principles; that is, phonetic patterns involving ease of articulation and perception are expressed linguistically as grammatical constraints. This book brings together a team of scholars to provide a wide-ranging study of phonetically based phonology. It investigates the role of phonetics in many phonological phenomena - such as assimilation, vowel reduction, vowel harmony, syllable weight, contour line distribution, metathesis, lenition, sonority sequencing, and the Obligatory Contour Principle (OCP) - exploring in particular the phonetic bases of phonological markedness in these key areas. The analyses also illustrate several analytical strategies whereby phonological sound patterns can be related to their phonological underpinnings. Each chapter includes a tutorial discussion of the phonetics on which the phonological discussion is based. Diverse and comprehensive in its coverage, Phonetically Based Phonology will be welcomed by all linguists interested in the relationship between phonetics and phonological theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521054614
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bruce Hayes
Introductory Phonology, Paperback (August 2008)
Introductory Phonology provides an exceptional foundation to the field for those who are coming to it for the first time. Developed and tested through years of experience and use, it emphasizes analysis of phonological data as well as the scientific context in which phonological analysis takes place.
Phonetically Based Phonology, Hardback (August 2004)
This book is a study of phonetically based phonology, investigating the role of phonetics in phonological sound patterns.
Linguistics, Paperback (May 2001)» View all books by Bruce Hayes
aeo Written by twelve linguists all internationally recognized as leaders in their fields of specialization. aeo Exercises and data--analysis problems within and at end of each chapter help students learn what it means to actually do linguistics. aeo Includes the latest developments in theoretical linguistics; for example, Optimality Theory.
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Author Biography - Bruce Hayes
Bruce Hayes is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Robert Kirchner is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Alberta. Donca Steriade is a Professor Linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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