On Vowel Fronting in German by Michael Helten

On Vowel Fronting in German

byMichael Helten

Kobo ebook | July 1, 2006

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Essay from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,3, State University of New York at Stony Brook (Linguistics), course: Phonology, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Throughout the history of phonology, there have been numerous attempts to explain the phenomenon of vowel fronting in German. Even OT is left with a number of problems when tackling German vowel fronting - because the process seems to originate from around the interface of phonology and morphology; because the phenomenon only seems to behave in more or less generalizable patterns; and because there is a lot of inter-speaker and intraspeaker variation. This paper will start out by describing umlauting and umlaut-triggering conditions in some detail. The description will be followed by a brief overview of the most dominant ideas that had been brought forward in pre-OT literature, and the paper will close with a suggestion of a possible constraint-ranking responsible for umlauting, not forgetting the problems that remain even in an OT-based account.

Title:On Vowel Fronting in GermanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 1, 2006Publisher:GRIN PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3638515699

ISBN - 13:9783638515696

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