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Phonetics & Phonics

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  • The Phonetics?Phonology Interfaceby Joaquín Romero; María Riera

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    The Autosegmental-Metrical framework (AM) assumes that a distinction needs to be made between linguistic phonological information (categorical) and paralinguistic phonetic information (gradient) in intonation. However, empirical evidence supporting this assumption has proved to be elusive so far. In this study we analysed whether the theoretical distinction... more...

  • Metrical Mythsby M. E. Loots

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 99.00

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  • Approaches to Metaphony in the Languages of Italyby Francesc Torres-Tamarit; Kathrin Linke; Marc van Oostendorp

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.27

    This volume presents current empirical and theoretical approaches to metaphony in the languages of Italy. Besides accurate descriptions of partly new data, the book features a wide variety of formal phonological analyses and evaluates their explanatory adequacy. It concludes with a discussion of the locus of metaphony in grammar. This... more...

  • A History of English Phonologyby Charles Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 73.95

    This is an attempt to view historical phonological change as an ongoing, recurrent process. The author sees like events occurring at all periods, a phenomenon which he considers is disguised by too great a reliance upon certain characteristics of the scholarly tradition. Thus he argues that those innovations arrived at by speakers of the English language... more...

  • Negotiating Languagesby Walter Hakala

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    Prior to the nineteenth century, South Asian dictionaries, glossaries, and vocabularies reflected a hierarchical vision of nature and human society. By the turn of the twentieth century, the modern dictionary had democratized and politicized language. Compiled scientifically? through historical principles,? the modern dictionary became a concrete... more...

  • Strength Relations in Phonologyby Kuniya Nasukawa; Phillip Backley

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.43

    This collection of papers explores the theme of phonological strength. The general notion of strength plays a central role in explaining a variety of apparently disparate phonological effects relating to language acquisition, tone and pitch accent patterns, as well as segmental distribution. The authors analyze data from a wide range of languages... more...

  • The Contrastive Hierarchy in Phonologyby B. Elan Dresher

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    A fascinating account of both the logic and history of contrast in phonology. more...

  • Hispano-romanisches Namenbuchby Lidia Becker

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 358.30

    The introduction provides an overview of medieval personal nomenclature and of linguistic structures. There are some 110 entries in the dictionary; besides commentaries on cultural and linguistic history, they contain representative lists of instances of the names from editions of medieval documents. The commentaries deal with etymology,... more...

  • Phonology in Perceptionby Paul Boersma; Silke Hamann

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 179.66

    This book investigates the extent to which phonological knowledge plays a role in speech perception. The speech perception process is formalized within the theoretical frameworks of Natural Phonology, Optimality Theory, and the Neigbourhood Activation Model. Examples come from the perception of segments, stress, and intonation in the... more...

  • A Reader in Sociophoneticsby Dennis R. Preston; Nancy Niedzielski

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.00

    Sociophonetics is a sub-branch of phonetics that has attracted a great deal of attention recently. Advances in speech science and technological simulations allow increasingly sophisticated studies of language contact and change. Particularly at the level of pronunciation, these studies show that language variety is robust and socially... more...