Lexical Phonology and the History of English by April McMahonLexical Phonology and the History of English by April McMahon

Lexical Phonology and the History of English

byApril McMahon

Paperback | December 14, 2006

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This book analyzes some differences among English, Scottish and American accents of English, and shows how they developed and why they have their current form. Although the revised version of lexical phonology presented here is intended to describe present-day patterns, it can also show how historical sound changes gave rise to these patterns.
Title:Lexical Phonology and the History of EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:December 14, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521034485

ISBN - 13:9780521034487

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. The rôle of history; 2. Constraining the model: current controversies in lexical phonology; 3. Applying the constraints: the Modern English Vowel Shift Rule; 4. Synchrony, diachrony and lexical phonology: the Scottish Vowel Length Rule; 5. Dialect differentiation in lexical phonology: the unwelcome effects of underspecification; 6. English /r/; Bibliography; Index.