Sound Structure in Language: Edited and Introduced by Nina Gronnum, Frans Gregersen, and Hans…

Hardcover | November 20, 2008

byJorgen RischelEditorNina Gronnum, Frans Gregerson

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This book presents Jorgen Rischel's most important work on linguistic sound structure, its relation to other aspects of language, and its variation across the world's languages. It includes some of the most original and groundbreaking research of the last four decades. Several chapters featurebook ranges across stress, syllabification, prosody, accent, and vowel harmony, and their interactions with other aspects of language. They include exemplary descriptions of the sound systems of a wide range of Asian and European languages. The book covers both synchronic and diachronic analysis ofthe sounds of language, and reflects the author's lifelong interest in typology.

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This book presents Jorgen Rischel's most important work on linguistic sound structure, its relation to other aspects of language, and its variation across the world's languages. It includes some of the most original and groundbreaking research of the last four decades. Several chapters featurebook ranges across stress, syllabification,...

Jorgen Rischel, who died in May 2007, was-at the time of his death-Professor of Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen. He was known internationally for his descriptive work on Greenlandic, his grammar of Minor Mlabri of Thailand, and his analyses of Danish phonology and morphology. He also wrote extensively on historical linguis...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.26 inPublished:November 20, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One Prerequisites and Analysis1. Formal Linguistics and Real Speech2. Consonant Gradation: A Problem in Danish Phonology and Morphology3. On Functional Load in Phonemics4. Derivation as a Syntactic Process in Greenlandic5. Consonant Reduction in Faroese Noncompound WordformsPart Two: Prosody6. Stress, Juncture, and Syllabification in Phonemic Description7. Is There Just One Hierarchy of Prosodic Categories?8. Compound Stress in Danish Without a cycle9. On Unit Accentuation in Danish - and the Distinction Between Deep and Surface Phonology10. Morphemic Tone and Word Tone in Eastern Norwegian11. Asymmetric Vowel Harmony in Greenlandic Fringe Dialects12. Structural and Functional Aspects of Tone Split in ThaiPart Three: Speech Sounds in History and Culture13. A Note on Diachronic Data, Universals, and Research Strategies14. Phoneme, Grapheme, and the "Importance" of Distinctions. Functional Aspects of the Scandinavian Runic Reform15. A Unified Theory of Nordic i-umlaut, Syncope, and stod16. Diphthongization in Faroese17. Devoicing or Strengthening of Long Obstruents in Greenlandic18. The Role of a "Mixed" Language in Linguistic Reconstruction19. Typology and Reconstruction of Numeral Systems: The Case of Austroasiatic20. The Mlabri Enigma: is Mlabri a Primary Hunter-Gatherer Language or the Result of an Ethnically and Socially Complex Founder Event?Jorgen Rischel's BibliographyReferencesIndex