The Phonology of German

Paperback | July 1, 2000

byRichard Wiese

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In this book, Richard Wiese provides the most complete and up-to-date description presently available of the phonology of German. Starting with a presentation of phonemes and their features, the author then describes in detail syllables, higher prosodic units, phonological conditions of wordformation, patterns of redundancy for features, phonological rules, and rules of stress for words and phrases, giving particular emphasis to the interaction of morphology and phonology. He focuses on the present-day standard language, but includes occasional discussion of other variants andregisters. The study is informed by recent models in phonological theory, and for phonologists and morphologists it provides both a rich source of material and a critical discussion of current problems and their solutions. It also serves as an introduction to the sound system of German for the non-specialistreader.

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In this book, Richard Wiese provides the most complete and up-to-date description presently available of the phonology of German. Starting with a presentation of phonemes and their features, the author then describes in detail syllables, higher prosodic units, phonological conditions of wordformation, patterns of redundancy for feature...

Richard Wiese is Professor of Linguistics at Philipps-Universitat Marburg. He is the editor of Recent Developments in Lexical Phonology (1994), and author of Silbische und Lexikalische Phonologie: Studien zum Chinesischen und Deutschen (1988) and Psycholinguistische Aspeke der Sprachproduktion: Sprechverhalten und Verbalisierungsproz...
Format:PaperbackPublished:July 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198299508

ISBN - 13:9780198299509

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: The Phoneme System of GermanChapter 3: The Prosodic Structure of GermanChapter 4: Prosodic MorphologyChapter 5: Aspects of Lexical Phonology and MorphologyChapter 6: Underspecification: An analysis of markedness and defaultsChapter 7: Phonological Rules and AlternationsChapter 8: Word Stress, Compound Stress, Phrase StressChapter 9: Concluding Remarks