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Description - Sound Structure in Language by Jorgen Rischel

This book presents Jorgen Rischel's most important work on language and sound structure. It includes some of the most original and groundbreaking research of four decades. The chapters focus on stress, syllabification, accent, and vowel harmony, and their interactions with other aspects of language. They include exemplary descriptions of the sound systems of a wide range of languages, cover both synchronic and diachronic analysis, and reflect the authors lifelong interest in typology. The book will interest phonologists, phoneticians, and language typologists throughout the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199544349
ISBN-10: 0199544344
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 162mm x 32mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jorgen Rischel

Jorgen Rischel, who died in May 2007, was-at the time of his death-Professor of Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen. He was known internationally for his descriptive work on Greenlandic, his grammar of Minor Mlabri of Thailand, and his analyses of Danish phonology and morphology. He also wrote extensively on historical linguistics, the history of linguistics, linguistic fieldwork, phonology, and the links between linguistics and culture. Nina Gronnum is senior lecturer in phonetics at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen. The bulk of her research work is within Danish phonetics and phonology, particularly Danish intonation and Danish stod. She is responsible for the recently completed spontaneous speech corpus, DanPASS (Danish Phonetically Annotated Spontaneous Speech). Frans Gregersen is the director of the Danish National Research Foundation LANCHART Centre focusing on language change in real time. He has worked on the sociolinguistics of Danish for thirty years and will continue to do so. He has also written on the history of linguistics and literacy. Hans Basboll is Professor of Scandinavian Linguistics at the Institute of Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark. He has worked extensively on the phonology and morphology of Danish, and on general phonology (in particular syllable structure and prosody). He has directed projects on Danish child language. His main publication is The Phonology of Danish (Oxford University Press 2005).