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Phonetics & Phonics

  • Asymmetries in Vowel Harmonyby Harry van der Hulst

    OUP Oxford 2018; US$ 109.99

    This book deals with the phenomenon of vowel harmony, a phonological process whereby all the vowels in a word are required to share a specific phonological property. Harry van der Hulst puts forward a new theory of vowel harmony, which accounts for the patterns of and exceptions to this phenomenon in the widest range of languages ever considered. more...

  • Word Stressby Harry van der Hulst

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 104.00

    A team of world-renowned phonologists present new perspectives on word stress, exploring stress as a phenomenon, data selection, and analysis. more...

  • Markednessby Paul de Lacy

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 45.00

    This book presents a theory of 'markedness', the way in which languages demonstrate bias towards particular sounds. more...

  • The Sounds of Languageby Elizabeth C. Zsiga

    Wiley 2012; US$ 55.95 US$ 50.36

    The Sounds of Language is an introductory guide to the linguistic study of speech sounds, which provides uniquely balanced coverage of both phonology and phonetics. Features exercises and problem sets, as well as supporting online resources at , including additional discussion questions and exercises, as well as links... more...

  • A Formal Theory of Exceptions in Generative Phonologyby Wim Zonneveld

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 154.00

    The architecture of the human language faculty has been one of the main foci of the linguistic research of the last half century. This branch of linguistics, broadly known as Generative Grammar, is concerned with the formulation of explanatory formal accounts of linguistic phenomena with the ulterior goal of gaining insight into the properties... more...

  • Morphological Length and Prosodically Defective Morphemesby Eva Zimmermann

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 97.99

    This book examines specific sound changes that cannot be explained by phonological means alone but crucially rely on morphological information. It offers a unified theoretical account of these phenomena as well as a rich database of attested patterns in the world's languages. more...

  • Toneby Moira Yip

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 45.00

    This comprehensive textbook provides a clearly organized introduction to tone and tonal phonology. more...

  • The Nature of Variation in Tone Sandhi Patterns of Shanghai and Wuxi Wuby Hanbo Yan

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 100.47

    This book conducts a thorough investigation of the variation in tone sandhi patterns of Shanghai and Wuxi Wu using quantitative rating experiments. Although Shanghai Wu has been well documented, to date there has never been any quantitative study that systematically investigates the factors that influence variability – a research gap this book fills.... more...

  • Righting the Mother Tongueby David Wolman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.26

    “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...

  • English Intonation from a Dutch Point of Viewby Nico Willems

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 154.00

    English Intonation from a Dutch Point of View Netherlands Phonetic Archives more...