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Phonetics & Phonics

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  • Freedom of Analysis?by Martin Krämer; Sylvia Blaho; Patrik Bye

    De Gruyter Mouton 2007; US$ 196.00

    This volume draws together papers that argue for a renewed focus on the role of hard constraints on phonological representations as well as the processes that operate on them. These are issues that have been sidelined since the shift in emphasis in phonological research to functionally grounded output-oriented constraints. Taking Optimality Theory... more...

  • Non-Native Prosodyby Jürgen Trouvain; Ulrike Gut

    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...

  • Righting the Mother Tongueby David Wolman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ?A funny and fact-filled look at our astoundingly inconsistent written language, from Shakespeare to spell-check.? ? St. Petersburg Times   David Wolman explores seven hundred years of trial, error, and reform that have made the history of English spelling a jumbled and fascinating mess. In Righting the Mother Tongue, the author of... more...

  • Perzeption und kognitive Verarbeitung der Sprechmelodieby Oliver Niebuhr

    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...

  • Meter in Poetryby Nigel Fabb; Morris Halle

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 43.00

    The first book to offer a universal linguistic theory of poetic meter. more...

  • Contrast in Phonologyby Keren Rice; B. Elan Dresher; Peter Avery

    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...

  • The Discourse Potential of Underspecified Structuresby Anita Steube

    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...

  • Culture and Gender of Voice Pitchby Ikuko Patricia Yuasa

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 76.00

    The major task of the book is a sociophonetic exploration of voice pitch characteristics of speakers across the cultures of Japan and America. more...

  • Hidden Generalizationsby John J. McCarthy

    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...

  • The Phonological Enterpriseby Mark Hale; Charles Reiss

    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...