Phonology by Philip Carr


byPhilip Carr, Jean-Pierre Montreuil

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The second edition of this successful introductory guide has been thoroughly updated and expanded to take into account latest developments and current teaching. It features three new chapters on phonological weight (Chapter 10) and Optimality Theory (Chapters 11 and 12), as well as new exercises and suggestions for further readings.

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PHILIP CARR is Professor of Linguistics, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III, France. JEAN-PIERRE MONTREUIL is Professor, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
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Title:PhonologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.66 × 6.15 × 0.79 inPublished:June 13, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230573142

ISBN - 13:9780230573147

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Table of Contents

Revision of Phonetics
The Phonemic Principle
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
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