The Phonology of Polish

Hardcover | October 18, 2007

byEdmund Gussmann

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This book is the most complete phonology of contemporary Polish ever published. It is topic-oriented and presents the fundamental characteristics and problems associated with each topic, among them syllable structure, vowel-zero alternations, palatalizations, and other vowel and consonantchanges. Professor Gussmann re-examines assumptions about phonological contrasts and alternations, and raises and addresses central questions in morphophonology. He takes morphophonology to be systematically separate from phonology. Palatalizations, he shows, are crucial to Polish, as bothphonological and morphophonological phenomena: their detailed description leads him to a systematic presentation of vocalic alternations. The book develops a Government Phonology account of Polish, but is primarily a description of the language with the model subordinated to the organization of data. All the many examples used to illustrate the presentation are transcribed in standard IPA, and translated. This important book willinterest all scholars and advanced students of Polish and Slavic phonology.

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This book is the most complete phonology of contemporary Polish ever published. It is topic-oriented and presents the fundamental characteristics and problems associated with each topic, among them syllable structure, vowel-zero alternations, palatalizations, and other vowel and consonantchanges. Professor Gussmann re-examines assumpti...

Edmund Gussmann is Professor and Chair of Icelandic in the School of Scandinavian Studies of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan. He was formerly head of the Department of Celtic, at the Catholic University of Lublin and visiting professor at University College Dublin, UCLA, and University of London. He has worked in phonological theor...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.12 inPublished:October 18, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Sounds, Letters, and Theories1. Some Theoretical Hurdles2. Palatalizations and the Vowel System3. The Morphophonology of Polish Palatalizations4. Structure of the Syllable and the Vowel Presence5. Morphophonology of Vowel Alternations6. Voice and Voice-Related PhenomenaReferencesGeneral IndexIndex of Polish Words

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"This manuscript is of interest to all scholars and advanced students of Polish and Slavic phonology. The book discusses a variety of topics in Polish phonology and morphophonology, and provides numerous examples for wach topic. The examples are well presented and easily accessible to the reader, and are an invaluable source for data for future research on Polish." --Phonology