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- De Gruyter Mouton 2007; US$ 196.00
This volume presents an overview of the state of the art in second language prosody learning and teaching. The first part comprises descriptions of non-native intonation, stress and speech rhythm written by experts in the field in a format accessible to language teachers. In the second part, leading teaching practitioners present a variety of methods... more...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 196.00
The study presented here is concerned with the speech melody of (Standard) German and examines three central units of speech melody which occur with stressed words. They convey attitudinal meanings which indicate whether what is being said in the speaker?s argument should be interpreted as given, new or unexpected. more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2008; US$ 224.00
This book takes contrast, an issue that has been central to phonological theory since Saussure, as its central theme, making explicit its importance to phonological theory, perception, and acquisition. The volume brings together a number of different contemporary approaches to the theory of contrast, including chapters set within more abstract representation-based... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00
The volume demonstrates the interdependence of man?s language capacity and his other conceptual capacities. This enables linguistic structures to be minimalised, and for extra-linguistic domains to provide much of the interpretations of sound and meaning. Underspecification is demonstrated in the word formation of Indo-European, Late Archaic Chinese... more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 37.95
Hidden Generalizations is the first monograph devoted exclusively to the problem of phonological opacity. Opacity arises when the conditions for or results of an active phonological process are not evident in the speech signal. Opacity is particularly important in Optimality Theory, which lacks the standard means of analyzing opacity, rule ordering. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 64.99
This book provides fresh insights into the findings and theoretical advances that emerge from experimental investigation of phonological structure and phonological knowledge as well as a critical perspective on experimental techniques and methods in the perception, production, and modeling of speech. - ;This wide-ranging survey of experimental methods... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 48.99
Mark Hale and Charles Reiss present a fundamental critique of the phonological enterprise. They examine the nature of phonological acquisition and its relation to an innate acquisition device, consider the distinction between competence and performance, and evaluate competing explanations of diachronic phonology. - ;This book scrutinizes recent work... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 116.95
David Crystal's A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics has long been the standard single-volume reference for its field. Now available in its sixth edition, it has been revised and updated to reflect the latest terms in the field. Includes in excess of 5,100 terms, grouped into over 3,000 entries Coverage reflects recommendations by a team of... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 109.95
Doing Optimality Theory brings together examples and practical, detailed advice for undergraduates and graduate students working in linguistics. Given that the basic premises of Optimality Theory are markedly different from other linguistic theories, this book presents the analytic techniques and new ways of thinking and theorizing that are required.... more...