Phonology by Philip CarrPhonology by Philip Carr


byPhilip Carr, Jean-Pierre Montreuil

Paperback | May 17, 2013

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Covering the entire history of generative phonology, from the Sound Pattern of English model to the Optimality Theory framework in use today, Phonology includes the latest developments in analytical and theoretical aspects of the subject.

This fully revised and updated edition:
- provides a phonetics revision chapter for students to refresh their knowledge of phonetics
- includes brand new chapters on Phonological Weight and Optimality Theory, and incorporates new material on Moraic Theory
- contains classroom exercises drawn from a wide variety of languages, along with sample answers and suggestions for further reading

Whether you are new to the field or simply want to take your studies further, Phonology will help you to develop a complete understanding of this important branch of linguistics.

Full answer keys to the book's exercises are available to lecturers on the Palgrave Modern Linguistics series companion website at>
PHILIP CARR is Professor of Linguistics, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III, France.JEAN-PIERRE MONTREUIL is Professor, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
Title:PhonologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.79 inPublished:May 17, 2013Publisher:Red Globe PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230573142

ISBN - 13:9780230573147


Table of Contents

Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Revision of Phonetics.- The Phonemic Principle.- Alternations.- Features, Classes and Systems.- Problems with the Phonemic Principle.- The Organisation of the Grammar.- Abstractness, Psychological Reality and the Phonetics/Phonology Relation .- The Role of the Lexicon.- Representations Reconsidered (i) Phonological Structure above the Level of the Segment.- Representations Reconsidered (ii) Autosegmental Phonology .- Phonological Weight.- Optimality Theory .- Issues in Optimality .- Feature Specifications for Consonants.- Sample Answers to Exercises.- References.- Subject Index.- Language Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This comprehensive textbook is an excellent introduction to the field of phonology. The material is logically and incrementally presented, and wonderfully illustrated with original linguistic data and exercises. The reader will gain a good understanding of mainstream phonology in historical context, and will also be introduced to alternative frameworks." - Carrie Dyck, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada