Conditions On Phonological Government by Monik CharetteConditions On Phonological Government by Monik Charette

Conditions On Phonological Government

byMonik CharetteEditorS. R. Anderson

Paperback | February 13, 2006

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This is the first extended study written within the framework of phonological government. Following the presentation of main aspects of this theory, the process of vowel-zero alternations is addressed and analyzed together with the idea that phonological processes are determined by principles of Universal Grammar along with parameters that distinguish languages. Vowel-zero alternations are investigated in terms of proper government of empty nuclei, which receive no phonetic interpretation when properly governed. Dr. Charette also considers the constraints on proper government, and argues for their derivation resulting from conflict among different grammatical parameters.
Title:Conditions On Phonological GovernmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:February 13, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521024056

ISBN - 13:9780521024051

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. A theory of government in phonology; 2. The 'e-muet' in French; 3. Earlier treatments of schwa; 4. An analysis of schwa in terms of government; 5. Licence to govern; 6. Word-final empty nuclei; 7. Compounds and phrases; 8. The alternation between schwa/zero and [e]; 9. Miscellaneous issues; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.