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Phonetics & Phonics

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  • Phonetics & Phonology of Gutturalsby Amanda Miller-Ockhuizen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    This book is the first detailed investigation and description of phonotactic sound patterns affecting Khoesan click consonant inventories. It also includes the first quantitative study of phonation types in Khoesan languages, and the first study of phonation types associated with pharyngeal consonants all around. Although bases of OCP constraints have... more...

  • Lenition and Contrastby Naomi Gurevich

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    This book analyzes 153 languages from a large variety of families to establish a previously unexplored relationship between phonetically conditioned sound changes such as lenitions and functional (meaning maintenance related) considerations. Carefully collecting numerous inventories of consonants, this collection is likely to become an important resource... more...

  • Optimality Theoryby Rene Kager

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00

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

  • Introducing Phonologyby David Odden

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00

    This accessible textbook provides a clear and practical introduction to phonology, the study of sound patterns. 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...

  • Strength and Weakness at the Interfaceby Jonathan Barnes

    De Gruyter Mouton 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...

  • Phonics Exposedby Richard J. Meyer

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 46.95

    What are the implications of teaching phonics via a systematic direct intense program that mandates all children to experience the same scripted lesson at the same time? This book addresses the question through an in-depth play-by-play description of a phonics lesson as it occurred in a real classroom, followed by chapters that look at it from... 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...

  • 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...