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Title
The phonology of consonants
Type
Text
Subject
Grammar, Comparative and general--Phonology.
Consonants.
Harmony.
Language and languages--Phonology
Phonetics.
Distinctive features (Linguistics)
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Classification
LCC: P235 .B46 2015 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 414 full (Assigner: dlc)
LAN011000 (Source: bisacsh)
Identified By
Lccn: 2014039485
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"The most comprehensive work on dissimilation (the avoidance or repair of combinations of similar sounds) to date, this book proposes a novel analysis that handles dissimilation as the avoidance of surface correspondence relationships. It draws on recent work in Agreement By Correspondence to show that dissimilation is a natural outcome predicted by the same theory of Surface Correspondence. The theory is developed in more detail than ever before, and its predictions are tested and evaluated through ten in-depth analyses of diverse languages from Quechua to Kinyarwanda, together with a typological survey of over 160 dissimilation patterns drawn from over 130 languages, from Acehnese to Zulu. The book redefines the core of Surface Correspondence theory to a level of formal specificity and theoretical precision surpassing previous work. The book's findings are made more accessible by numerous examples featuring data from 47 languages from around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. The surface correspondence theory; 3. Kinyarwanda: the effects of domain edges, and the adequacy of a single SCorr relation; 4. Sundanese: complementary assimilation and dissimilation; 5. Quechua and Obolo: the role of syllable edges; 6. Chol and Ponapean: complete identity effects; 7. Zulu labial dissimilation: SCTD and the OCP; 8. Segmental blocking effects in dissimilation; 9. Typological survey of dissimilation; 10. Concluding remarks.
Authorized Access Point
Bennett, Wm G., 1984- phonology of consonants