The Oxford Handbook of Historical Phonology

Hardcover | December 9, 2015

EditorPatrick Honeybone, Joseph Salmons

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This book presents a comprehensive and critical overview of historical phonology as it stands today. Scholars from around the world consider and advance research in every aspect of the field. In doing so they demonstrate the continuing vitality of one of the oldest sub-disciplines oflinguistics. The book is divided into six parts. The first considers key current research questions, the early history of the field, and the structuralist context for work on sound change. The second examines evidence and methods, including phonological reconstruction, typology, and computational andquantitative approaches. Part III looks at types of phonological change, including stress, tone, and morphophonological change. Part IV explores a series of controversial aspects within the field, including the effects of first language acquisition, the mechanisms of lexical diffusion, and the roleof individuals in innovation. Part V considers the main theoretical perspectives including those of evolutionary phonology and generative historical phonology. The final part examines sociolinguistic and exogenous factors in phonological change, including the study of change in real time, the roleof second language acquisition, and loanword adaptation. The authors, who represent leading proponents of every theoretical perspective, consider phonological change over a wide range of the world's language families. The handbook is, in sum, a valuable resource for phonologists and historical linguists and a stimulating guide for their students.

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This book presents a comprehensive and critical overview of historical phonology as it stands today. Scholars from around the world consider and advance research in every aspect of the field. In doing so they demonstrate the continuing vitality of one of the oldest sub-disciplines oflinguistics. The book is divided into six parts. The...

Patrick Honeybone is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh where his main interests are historical phonology, phonological theory, and northern English dialects. He has published articles in English Language and Linguistics, Lingua, Language Sciences, and a range of other journals. He is the...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:December 9, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Introduction and Context1. Patrick Honeybone and Joseph Salmons: Introduction: key questions for historical phonology2. Robert Murray: An Early History of Historical Phonology3. Joseph Salmons and Patrick Honeybone: Structuralist Historical Phonology: systems in sound changePart II: Evidence and Methods in Historical Phonology4. Anthony Fox: Phonological Reconstruction5. Donka Minlova: Establishing Phonemic Contrast in Written Sources6. J. Marshall Unger: Interpreting Diffuse Orthographies and Orthographic Change7. Roger Lass: Interpreting Alphabetic Orthographies: early Middle English spelling8. Martin Kummel: The Role of Typology in Historical Phonology9. Brett Kessler: Computational and Quantitative Approaches to Historical Phonology10. Andrew Wedel: Simulation as an Investigative Tool in Historical Phonology11. Warren Maguire: Using Corpora of Recorded Speech for Historical Phonology12. Matthew J. Gordon: Exploring Chain Shifts, Mergers, Near-mergers as Changes in ProgressPart III: Types of Phonological Change13. Andras Cser: Basic Types of Phonological Change14. David Fertig: Analogy and Morphophonological Change15. Aditi Lahiri: Change in Stress Patterns16. Martha Ratliff: Tonoexodus, Tonogenesis, and Tone Change17. Laura Catharine Smith and Adam Ussishkin: The Role of Prosodic Templates in DiachronyPart IV: Fundamental Controversies in Phonological Change18. Paul Foulkes and Marilyn Vihman: First Language Acquisition and Phonological Change19. Tobias Scheer: How Diachronic is Synchronic Grammar? Crazy Rules, Regularity, and Naturalness20. Mark Hale, Madelyn Kissock, and Charles Reiss: An I-Language Approach to Phonologization and Lexification21. Betty S. Phillips: Lexical Diffusion in Historical Phonology22. Ricardo Bermudez-Otero: Amphichronic Explanation and the Life Cycle of Phonological Processes23. Mark J. Jones: Individuals, Innovation, and Change24. Alan C. L. Yu: The Role of Experimental Investigation in the Explanation of Sound ChangePart V: Theoretical Historical Phonology25. Patricia J. Donegan and Geoffrey S. Nathan: Natural Phonology and Sound Change26. Robert Mailhammer, David Restle, and Theo Vennemann: Preference Laws in Phonological Change27. Joan Bybee: Articulatory Processing and Frequency of Use in Sound Change28. Juliette Blevins: Evolutionary Phonology: a holistic approach to sound change typology29. B. Elan Dresher: Rule-based Generative Historical Phonology30. Thomas C. Purnell and Eric Raimy: Distinctive Features, Levels of Representation, and Historical Phonology31. D. Eric Holt: Historical Sound Change in Optimality Theory: achievements and challenges32. Paul Kiparsky: PhonologizationPart VI: Sociolinguistic and Exogenous Factors in Historical Phonology33. Alexandra D'Arcy: Variation, Transmission, Incrementation34. David Bowie and Malcah Yaeger-Dror: Phonological Change in Real Time35. Daniel Schreier: Historical Phonology and Koineisation36. Fred R. Eckman and Gregory Iverson: Second Language Acquisition and Phonological Change37. Christian Uffmann: Loanword AdaptationReferencesIndex