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Phonetics & Phonics

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  • Optimality Theoryby Rene Kager

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 43.00

    First ever textbook on Optimality Theory, a major new area of linguistic theory. more...

  • English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuriesby Professor Charles Jones

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 195.00

    This work provides a detailed account of word level pronunciation in England and Scotland between 1700 and 1900. All major and minor source materials are presented in depth and there is a close discussion of contemporary attitudes to pronunciation standards and orthographic reform. The materials are presented in three chronological periods: 1700-1750,... more...

  • Consonant Change in English Worldwideby Dr Daniel Schreier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 130.00

    Applying insights from variationist linguistics to historical change mechanisms that have affected the consonantal system of English, Daniel Schreier reports findings from a historical corpus-based study on the reduction of particular consonant clusters and compares them with similar processes in synchronic varieties, thus defining consonantal change... more...

  • Evolutionary Phonologyby Juliette Blevins

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 71.00

    Explores the nature of sound change in human language over the past 7000?8000 years. more...

  • Phonology in Contextby Professor Martha C. Pennington

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 43.00

    Phonology in Context takes a fresh look at phonology in a range of real-world contexts that go beyond traditional concerns and challenge existing assumptions and practices. It brings together research and theory from a range of research areas to suggest new directions for the field. more...

  • The Handbook of English Linguisticsby Bas Aarts; April McMahon

    Wiley 2008; US$ 239.95

    The Handbook of English Linguistics is a collection of articles written by leading specialists on all core areas of English linguistics that provides a state-of-the-art account of research in the field. Brings together articles from the core areas of English linguistics, including syntax, phonetics, phonology, morphology, as well as variation,... more...

  • Strength and Weakness at the Interfaceby Jonathan Barnes

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 196.00

    This thorough study of the expression of contrast in the world's vowel systems examines phonetic and phonological differences between so-called strong and weak positions, bringing the full range of positional neutralization data to bear on central questions at the interface between phonetics and phonology. Evidence is drawn from diverse sources, bringing... more...

  • Optimality Theoryby Alan Prince; Paul Smolensky

    Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95

    This book is the final version of the widely-circulated 1993 Technical Report that introduces a conception of grammar in which well-formedness is defined as optimality with respect to a ranked set of universal constraints. Final version of the widely circulated 1993 Technical Report that was the seminal work in Optimality Theory, never before available... more...

  • Optimality Theory in Phonologyby John J. McCarthy

    Wiley 2008; US$ 180.95

    Optimality Theory in Phonology: A Reader is a collection of readings on this important new theory by leading figures in the field, including a lengthy excerpt from Prince and Smolensky’s never-before-published Optimality Theory: Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar . Compiles the most important readings about Optimality Theory... more...

  • The Pronunciation of Englishby Charles W. Kreidler

    Wiley 2008; US$ 144.95

    This revised second edition provides an introduction to the phonetics and phonology of English. It incorporates all central aspects of research in the phonology of English and involves the reader at every step, with over 80 exercises leading students to discover facts, to formulate general statements, and to apply concepts. Discusses the nature... more...