The Lexical Phonology of Slovak

Hardcover | January 1, 1993

byJerzy Rubach

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This book has both a descriptive and a theoretical purpose. It is the first full phonological description of Slovak, a language spoken by some four-and-a-half million people in Central and Eastern Europe; and it is a study of the theories of lexical, autosegmental, and prosodic phonology, witha particular emphasis on syllable structure. In a synthesis of these two aims, the author demonstrates how the theories can be integrated in a description of a single language. Particular importance is attached to the problem of phonological representations which, it is shown, must be three-dimensional. Both the independence and theinteraction of the melodic, skeletal, and syllabic tiers are investigated in detail. The theoretical linguist will find here a detailed and comprehensive description of the language, deepened by an extensive debate on current phonological theory. For the Slavicist - of whatever theoretical persuasion - the book offers a discussion of the most recent theoretical developments inphonology, couched in the framework of a familiar type of linguistic material.

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This book has both a descriptive and a theoretical purpose. It is the first full phonological description of Slovak, a language spoken by some four-and-a-half million people in Central and Eastern Europe; and it is a study of the theories of lexical, autosegmental, and prosodic phonology, witha particular emphasis on syllable structure...

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This book has both a descriptive and a theoretical purpose. It is the first full phonological description of Slovak, a language spoken by some four-and-a-half million people in Central and Eastern Europe; and it is a study of the theories of lexical, autosegmental, and prosodic phonology, with a particular emphasis on syllable structur...

Jerzy Rubach is a Professor of Linguistics and Head of the Department of Linguistics at University of Warsaw.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:January 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198240007

ISBN - 13:9780198240006

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Table of Contents

Part One: Background1. Theoretical Backgroung2. Slovak Phonology: Background3. MorphologyPart Two: Cyclic Rules4. Palatalization: Derived Environment Rules5. Melody - Skeleton Interaction: The Yers6. Skeleton-Syllable Interaction7. Syllable StructurePart Three: Noncyclic Rules8. Postcyclic Rules9. Postlexical Rules10. Conclusions

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`The book displays considerable scholarship and attention to detail and is written in Rubach's characteristically clear and unfussy style...'Linguistics Vol 13