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The Contrastive Hierarchy in Phonology


  • Page extent: 294 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.6 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521889735)

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$139.00 (C)

The subject of 'contrast' in phonology is one of the most central concepts in linguistics and is of key importance to linguists working across many languages. This book offers a fascinating account of both the logic and history of contrast in phonology.


1. Introduction; 2. The logic of contrast; 3. Contrast in structuralist phonology; 4. The rise and fall of the contrastive hierarchy; 5. Generative phonology: contrast goes underground; 6. Contrast in optimality theory; 7. Evidence for the contrastive hierarchy in phonology; 8. Other approaches to contrast in phonology; 9. Conclusion.

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