The Phonology Of Danish

Hardcover | May 26, 2005

byHans Basboll

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The book is the most comprehensive account of the phonology of Danish ever published in any language. It gives a clear analysis of the sound patterns of modern Danish and examines the relations between its speech sounds and grammar. The author develops new models for the analysis of phonologyand morphology-phonology interactions, and shows how these may be applied to Danish and to other languages. Danish has an unusually rich vowel system and exhibits radical reduction processes that make it difficult for foreigners to understand. The sound pattern is equally challenging for the analyst. Professor Basboll develops a non-circular model for the sonority syllable and applies it to Danishphonotactics. He presents a radically new and insightful analysis of stod, a syllable accent which has a complex grammatical distribution and is unique among the world's languages. He also describes syllabic and word structures, and stress and intonation. The book is fully referenced and indexed. It will be widely welcomed by phonologists and scholars of Danish, and is likely to become the standard account of Danish phonology.

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The book is the most comprehensive account of the phonology of Danish ever published in any language. It gives a clear analysis of the sound patterns of modern Danish and examines the relations between its speech sounds and grammar. The author develops new models for the analysis of phonologyand morphology-phonology interactions, and s...

Hans Basboll is Professor of Scandinavian Linguistics at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. He has published extensively on Danish and general phonology. His books include, with Johannnes Wagner, Kontrastive Phonologie des Deutschen und Danischen (1985). He has served on the editorial boards of Phonology, Cognitive Linguisti...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.49 inPublished:May 26, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction and Contrastive Units1. Introduction2. Segments, Prosodies and LettersPart Two: Distinctive Features and Segment Types3. Distinctive Features and Major Classes4. An Analysis in Binary Distinctive Features5. r-processes and the Potentials of Multivalued FeaturesPart Three: The Sonority Syllable and Phonotactics6. Developing the Sonority Syllable Model7. Phonotactics of the Monomorphemic Monosyllable8. Extending the Phonotactic Description: polymorphemic monosyllables, and disyllables with schwaPart Four: Syllables, Schwa-Drop, and Prosody9. The Syllable as domain of segmental phonology: consonant gradation and short /a, o/10. Stod and Sound Structure: a moraic analysis11. Schwa-assimilation and "productive stod-addition"12. Stress Phonologically: prosodic and segmental prominencePart Five: Word Structure and Its Relation to Prosody13. Systematically Graded Productivity of Endings (SGPE): a model for word structure and its implications for Danish phonology14. Prosody of Simplex Lexemes: stod and stress15. Prosody of Simplex Words: stod and stress in inflection16. Prosody of Complex Words: stod and stress in word formation17. Epilogue: from word to utteranceAppendixReferencesIndex

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"This book is extremely comprehensive in its scope. The author sets out to provide a full account of the phonology of Danish, and it accomplishes this task. It is clear that the book definitely lives up the standard of the series "Phonology of the World's Languages." This book will be of high value to those interested in the phonology and morphology of Danish, as well as phonologists generally." --Linguist List