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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95
The study of phonology is central to courses on language and linguistics. As one of the first volumes in the Understanding Language series, Understanding Phonology has proved to be a popular choice for students both in the UK and overseas. In this new edition the authors have revised and updated the text in the light of recent research and also... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00
This volume proposes a unified weight theory that challenges traditionally held beliefs regarding the vowel/consonant dichotomy inherent in moraicity and illuminates many previously intractable issues. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95
This user-friendly introduction to a new ?performative? methodology in linguistic pragmatics breaks away from the traditional approach which understands language as a machine. Drawing on a wide spectrum of research and theory from the past thirty years in particular, Douglas Robinson presents a combination of ?action-oriented approaches? from sources... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00
The mental organization of phonotactic knowledge and its role in language comprehension has not been adequately explained to date. Drawing on experimental physiological methods, the author offers evidence for the cognitive reality of phonotactic restrictions, thereby contributing to our understanding of how speech is processed. The book?s interdisciplinary... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00
This book presents an empirical study of syllable structure and phonotactic restructuring in six Caribbean creoles with Dutch, English and French as main lexifier languages. It is shown that, although some structures are more commonly permitted than others, there is considerable cross-creole variation, especially with respect to word-final structures.... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2010; US$ 252.00
This book reviews the history of the interface between morpho-syntax and phonology roughly since World War II. Structuralist and generative interface thinking is presented chronologically, but also theory by theory from the point of view of a historically interested observer who however in the last third of the book distills lessons in order to assess... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 182.00
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 and... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 196.00
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 fields of loanword... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 419.00
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, the motives... more...