The Phonology of Hungarian

Paperback | August 8, 2007

byPeter Siptar, Miklos Torkenczy

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This is the first comprehensive account of the segmental phonology of Hungarian in English. Part I introduces the general features of the language. Part II examines its vowel and consonant systems, and its phonotactics (syllable structure constraints, transsyllabic constraints, and morphemestructure constraints). Part III describes the phonological processes that vowels, consonants, and syllables undergo and/or trigger. The authors provide a new analysis of vowel harmony as well as discussions of vowel length alternations, palatalization, voice assimilation, and processes targetingnasals and liquids. The final chapters cover processes conditioned by syllable structure, and briefly describe a selection of surface phenomena.This authoritative account of the sound pattern of this unique language will interest phonologists and advanced students throughout the world.

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This is the first comprehensive account of the segmental phonology of Hungarian in English. Part I introduces the general features of the language. Part II examines its vowel and consonant systems, and its phonotactics (syllable structure constraints, transsyllabic constraints, and morphemestructure constraints). Part III describes the...

Peter Siptar is Associate Professor of Theoretical Linguistics at Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest. He is the author (with Jacques Durand) of Bevezetes a fonologiaba [An Introduction to Phonology]R (Osiris, 1997) and (with Katalin E. Kiss and Ferenc Kiefer) Uj magyar nyelvtan [A New Hungarian Grammar]R (Osiris, 1998), and is curre...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:August 8, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199228906

ISBN - 13:9780199228904

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Table of Contents

Part I: Background1. Introduction2. PreliminariesPart II: Systems3. The Vowel System4. The Consonant System5. Phonotactics: Syllable StructurePart III: Processes6. Processes Involving Vowels7. Processes Involving Consonants8. Processes Conditioned by Syllable Structure9. Surface ProcessesReferencesIndex

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`Congratulations to the authors for having written this excellent book, which, published in English, will make the so far largely inaccessible system of Hungarian phonology available to a large international public'Phonology