Description - The Phonology of Hungarian by Peter Siptar
This is the first comprehensive account of the segmental phonology of Hungarian in English. Part I introduces the general features of the language. Part II examines its vowel and consonant systems, and its phonotactics (syllable structure constraints, transsyllabic constraints, and morpheme structure constraints). Part III describes the phonological processes that vowels, consonants, and syllables undergo and/or trigger. The authors provide a new analysis of vowel harmony as well as discussions of vowel length alternations, palatalization, voice assimilation, and processes targeting nasals and liquids. The final chapters cover processes conditioned by syllable structure, and briefly describe a selection of surface phenomena. This authoritative account of the sound pattern of this unique language will interest phonologists and advanced students throughout the world.
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Author Biography - Peter Siptar
Peter Siptar is Associate Professor of Theoretical Linguistics at Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest. He is the author (with Jacques Durand) of Bevezetes a fonologiaba [An Introduction to Phonology] (Osiris, 1997) and (with Katalin E. Kiss and Ferenc Kiefer) Uj magyar nyelvtan [A New Hungarian Grammar] (Osiris, 1998), and is currently Associate Editor of Acta Linguistica Hungarica. In 1998 he won the Hungarian Academy Award in Linguistics. ; Miklos Torkenczy is Associate Professor at the English Linguistics Department and the Theoretical Linguistics Department at Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest. He is the author of Hungarian Verbs and Essentials of Grammar: A Practical Guide to the Mastery of Hungarian (Corvina/Passport Books, 1997).