The Phonology of Swedish by Tomas Riad

The Phonology of Swedish

byTomas Riad

Hardcover | December 28, 2013

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This book presents a comprehensive, contrastive account of the phonological structures and characteristics of Swedish. After an introduction on the history of the language and its relation to other Scandinavian languages, the book is divided into parts dealing with segmental phonology, lowerprosodic phonology, stress and tone, morphology-phonology interactions, higher prosodic phonology, and intonation. The book concludes with concise accounts of regional variations in accent and the influence of phonology on poetry and orthography. Tomas Riad's approach is data-oriented and, insofar as possible, theory-neutral. As well as making an important contribution to its subject, his book provides new insights into the nature of phonological change and the relation between morphology, phonology, and phonetics.

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Tomas Riad is Professor of Scandinavian Languages at the University of Stockholm. He has published numerous articles on Scandinavian and Gothic phonology in scholarly journals, including Fonetik, the Nordic Journal of Linguistics, and Journal of Germanic Linguistics.

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Title:The Phonology of SwedishFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:December 28, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199543577

ISBN - 13:9780199543571

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Vowels3. Consonants4. Segmental Rules5. The Prosodic Word in Swedish6. The Prosodic Foot and Stress Patterns7. Minimality and Optimality of Roots: Branchingness and Nicknames8. Segmental and Prosodic Quantity9. Tonal Word Accents10. Prosodic Status of Morphemes in the Lexicon: Stress11. Prosodic Status of Morphemes in the Lexicon: Tone Accent12. Syllables13. Orthographic System14. Intonation15. References