Phonological Weakness In English: From Old to Present-Day English by C. JonesPhonological Weakness In English: From Old to Present-Day English by C. Jones

Phonological Weakness In English: From Old to Present-Day English

byC. Jones

Hardcover | December 18, 2009

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A uniquely focused collection addressing the identification, functional properties, and broader consequences of phonological weakness over a broad chronological range, from Old to Present-Day English and its varieties, enriching the phonological literature with fresh empirical findings from a variety of sources.
PAOLA CRISMA, University of Trieste, Italy EDWARD FLEMMING, MIT, USA RAMOND HICKEY, Essen University MARGARET LAING, Institute for Historical Dialectology, University of Edinburgh, UK ROGER LASS is Professor Emeritus and Senior Professorial Fellow at University of Cape Town, South Africa LISA LAVOIE, Eliza Corporation and Emerson Colle...
Title:Phonological Weakness In English: From Old to Present-Day EnglishFormat:HardcoverDimensions:357 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.07 inPublished:December 18, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230524753

ISBN - 13:9780230524750

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors Introduction: D.Minkova PART I: PHONETIC AND PHONOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF WEAKNESS Treatments of Weakness in Phonological Theory; K.R.Zuraw Testing Consonant Weakness Phonetically; L.Lavoie PART II: DIAGNOSING AND INTERPRETING ENGLISH SCHWA(S) On Schwa: Synchronic Prelude and Historical Fugue; R.Lass The Phonetics of Schwa Vowels; E.Flemming PART III: HISTORICAL AND DIALECTAL CASE STUDIES Perspectives on Weakness From English /r/; A.McMahon Weak Segments in Irish English; R.Hickey Word-Initial h- in Middle and Early Modern English; P.Crisma Consonant or 'Vowel'? A Diachronic Study of Initial h From Early Middle English to Nineteenth-Century English; J.Schlüter PART IV: PROSODIC AND MORPHOLOGICAL CORRELATES OF WEAKNESS Weak Segments and Syllable Structure in Middle English; J.Schlüter Orthographic Indications of Weakness in Early Middle English; M.Laing Inflectional Syncope vs Epenthesis: Notes on the History of the Weak Preterite in English; D.Minkova Index