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The Phonology of Danish
Danish has an unusually rich vowel system and exhibits radical reduction processes that make it difficult for foreigners to understand. The sound pattern is equally challenging for the analyst. Professor Basb--oslash--;ll develops a non-circular model for the sonority syllable and applies it to Danish phonotactics. He presents a radically new and insightful analysis of st--oslash--;d, a syllable accent which has a complex grammatical distribution and is unique among the world´s languages. He
also describes syllabic and word structures, and stress and intonation.
The book is fully referenced and indexed. It will be widely welcomed by phonologists and scholars of Danish, and is likely to become the standard account of Danish phonology. - ;extremely impressive in its scope. The author sets out to provide a full account of the phonology of Danish, and accomplishes this task...the book definitely lives up to the standard of the series Phonology of the World's Languages. This book will be of high value to those interested in phonology and morphology of Danish, as well as to phonologists generally. - Jason Brown, The Linguist List;an extraordinary contribution to the description and analysis of the Scandinavian languages. - Nordic Journal of Linguistics, Volume 30/1
625 pages; ISBN 9780191519680