Phonetically Based Phonology by Bruce HayesPhonetically Based Phonology by Bruce Hayes

Phonetically Based Phonology

EditorBruce Hayes, Robert Kirchner, Donca Steriade

Paperback | January 21, 2008

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This collection of essays by a team of leading scholars affords a wide-ranging study of phonetically-based phonology, investigating the role of phonetics in a broad range of key phonological phenomena. Phonetically-based phonology is centered around the hypothesis that phonologies of languages are determined by phonetic principles; that is, phonetic patterns involving ease of articulation and perception are expressed linguistically as grammatical constraints. Diverse and comprehensive in its coverage, the book will be welcomed by all linguists interested in the relationship between phonetics and phonological theory.
Donca Steriade is a Professor Linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Title:Phonetically Based PhonologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inPublished:January 21, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521054613

ISBN - 13:9780521054614

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Table of Contents

List of contributors; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction: the phonetic bases of phonological Markedness Bruce Hayes and Donca Steriade; 2. A review of perceptual cues and cue robustness Richard Wright; 3. Place assimilation Jongho Jun; 4. The typology of rounding harmony Abigail R. Kaun; 5. The evolution of metathesis Juliette Blevins and Andrew Garrett; 6. The role of contrast-specific and language-specific phonetics in contour tone distribution Jie Zhang; 7. Vowel reduction Katherine M. Crosswhite; 8. Contrast and perceptual distinctiveness Edward Flemming; 9. Syllable weight Matthew Gordon; 10. Consonant lenition Robert Kirchner; 11. Language processing and segmental OCP effects Stefan A. Frisch; Index.

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