Generative Phonology by Iggy RocaGenerative Phonology by Iggy Roca

Generative Phonology

byIggy RocaEditorIggy Roca

Paperback | April 11, 1994

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"Generative Phonology" offers an overview of the post-SPE theory of generative phonology and is suitable for linguists not specializing in phonology, who want to keep abreast of the latest developments in the subject. It deals with all the major trends in what has come to be known as "non-linear" phonology, including: particle phonology; dependancy phonology; government and charm phonology. Iggy Roca guides the reader through the developments of the various approaches, justifying their rationale against the background of SPE machinery, and providing the reader with the basic tools necessary to penetrate current problems and debates. This text aims to integrate the modules and proposals of what can seem a fragmentary field, into a cohesive body of living theory.
Title:Generative PhonologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1 inPublished:April 11, 1994Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415041414

ISBN - 13:9780415041416

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Table of Contents

1. Phonological representations
2. Lexical redundancies
3. Basic elements
4. The sonority fabric
5. Domains and modes of application

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This book offers an accessible and integrated overview of generative phonology as it is practised today. Setting out to overcome the apparent fragmentation of the field, Iggy Roca brings together the various strands that have developed since the appearance of SPE a quarter of a century ago, and integrates the genuine advances and innovations into a coherent model of phonology. He supplies the basic terminology and conceptual tools to allow the non-specialist reader to penetrate current problems and debates, whilst providing a rich body of literature for the phonologist.

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"What differentiates [this book] from most other phonology texts on the market is that Roca chooses to treat not only "standard" theories, but also "non-standard" approaches that for various reasons have failed to gain widespread acceptance in the literature...an important comtribution to the field because Roca generally succeeds in synthesizing these apparently diverse approaches with mainstream generative phonology. The book reads very well and presents an exemplary summary of almost all major topics in current phonological theory."-"Phonology