Consonant Harmony: Long-Distance Interactions in Phonology by Gunnar Olafur HanssonConsonant Harmony: Long-Distance Interactions in Phonology by Gunnar Olafur Hansson

Consonant Harmony: Long-Distance Interactions in Phonology

byGunnar Olafur Hansson

Paperback | November 1, 2010

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This extensive survey of consonant harmony in the world’s languages reveals surprising diversity in the featural dimensions involved, and uncovers new empirical generalizations and tendencies. Striking parallels with phonological speech errors suggest a connection to the psycholinguistic domain of speech planning. An Optimality Theory analysis of consonant harmony as long-distance featural agreement, rather than feature spreading, is developed in detail.
Gunnar Ólafur Hanssonis Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He specializes in phonology, the study of sound patterns in natural languages and of language users’ implicit knowledge of such patterns.
Title:Consonant Harmony: Long-Distance Interactions in PhonologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:November 1, 2010Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520098781

ISBN - 13:9780520098787

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