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Phonetically Based Phonology

Phonetically Based Phonology


Bruce Hayes, Donca Steriade, Richard Wright, Jongho Jun, Abigail R. Kaun, Juliette Blevins, Andrew Garrett, Jie Zhang, Katherine M. Crosswhite, Edward Flemming, Matthew Gordon, Stefan A. Frisch
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  • Date Published: September 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521825788


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  • This collection of essays by a team of leading scholars affords a wide-ranging study of phonetically-based phonology, investigating the role of phonetics in a broad range of key phonological phenomena. Phonetically-based phonology is centered around the hypothesis that phonologies of languages are determined by phonetic principles; that is, phonetic patterns involving ease of articulation and perception are expressed linguistically as grammatical constraints. Diverse and comprehensive in its coverage, the book will be welcomed by all linguists interested in the relationship between phonetics and phonological theory.

    • Applies the approach of phonetically based phonology to a broad range of phonological phenomena
    • Includes a long introduction which places the material in the context of the general theoretical issues faced by researchers in this area
    • Each chapter includes a special background section covering the phonetics that is needed in order to understand the related phonology
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    • Date Published: September 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521825788
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • contains: 27 b/w illus. 124 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    List of abbreviations
    1. Introduction: the phonetic bases of phonological Markedness Bruce Hayes and Donca Steriade
    2. A review of perceptual cues and cue robustness Richard Wright
    3. Place assimilation Jongho Jun
    4. The typology of rounding harmony Abigail R. Kaun
    5. The evolution of metathesis Juliette Blevins and Andrew Garrett
    6. The role of contrast-specific and language-specific phonetics in contour tone distribution Jie Zhang
    7. Vowel reduction Katherine M. Crosswhite
    8. Contrast and perceptual distinctiveness Edward Flemming
    9. Syllable weight Matthew Gordon
    10. Consonant lenition Robert Kirchner
    11. Language processing and segmental OCP effects Stefan A. Frisch

  • Editors

    Bruce Hayes, University of California, Los Angeles
    Bruce Hayes is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles.

    Robert Kirchner, University of Alberta
    Robert Kirchner is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Alberta.

    Donca Steriade, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Donca Steriade is a Professor Linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


    Bruce Hayes, Donca Steriade, Richard Wright, Jongho Jun, Abigail R. Kaun, Juliette Blevins, Andrew Garrett, Jie Zhang, Katherine M. Crosswhite, Edward Flemming, Matthew Gordon, Stefan A. Frisch

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