Paradigms in Phonological Theory

This book presents new insights on the phonology-morphology interface.

Author: Laura J. Downing

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199267712

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

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This book presents new insights on the phonology-morphology interface. It discusses a wide range of central theoretical issues, including the role of paradigms in synchronic grammars, and does so in the context of a wide variety of languages including several non-Indo-European languages. Paradigm uniformity has a long tradition in pre-generative linguistics but until recently played a minor role in theoretical phonology. Optimality Theory has drawn renewed attention to paradigmatic effects, formalized by constraints comparing the surface pronunciation of morphologically related words. The ten chapters in this volume illustrate how a wide range of exceptions to regular phonological processes can be explained in this fashion. The chapters address such important theoretical questions as: do paradigms have a morphological base? If so, how is it defined? Why do paradigmatic effects hold for only certain subsets of words? In which areas of the grammar are paradigmatic effects likely to be found? The authors discuss new data from the synchronic grammars of a wide variety of unrelated languages, including: Modern Hebrew, Chimwiini and Jita (Bantu), Halkomelem (Salish), Hungarian, and Arabic.

The Routledge Handbook of Phonological Theory

The Oxford handbook of historical phonology, 563–82. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ... Capturing phonological shades within and across languages, 2–44. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge ... Paradigms in phonological theory, 170–210.

Author: S.J. Hannahs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317382137

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 646

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The Routledge Handbook of Phonological Theory provides a comprehensive overview of the major contemporary approaches to phonology. Phonology is frequently defined as the systematic organisation of the sounds of human language. For some, this includes aspects of both the surface phonetics together with systematic structural properties of the sound system; for others, phonology is seen as distinct from, and autonomous from, phonetics. The Routledge Handbook of Phonological Theory surveys the differing ways in which phonology is viewed, with a focus on current approaches to phonology. Divided into two parts, this handbook: covers major conceptual frameworks within phonology, including: rule-based phonology; Optimality Theory; Government Phonology; Dependency Phonology; and connectionist approaches to generative phonology; explores the central issue of the relationship between phonetics and phonology; features 23 chapters written by leading academics from around the world. The Routledge Handbook of Phonological Theory is an authoritative survey of this key field in linguistics, and is essential reading for students studying phonology.

The Handbook of Phonological Theory

... 30, 209–10, 481n–2n, 650, 745 optimal paradigms, 76–80 Partially Ordered Constraints Theory, 408–14, 425–7, 434n Phonological Readjustment, 89–90 prosodic templates, 91–4 scope of inquiry, 341–2 and sound change, 320, 322, 327, 337, ...

Author: John A. Goldsmith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118798015

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 968

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The Handbook of Phonological Theory, second edition offers an innovative and detailed examination of recent developments in phonology, and the implications of these within linguistic theory and related disciplines. Revised from the ground-up for the second edition, the book is comprised almost entirely of newly-written and previously unpublished chapters Addresses the important questions in the field including learnability, phonological interfaces, tone, and variation, and assesses the findings and accomplishments in these domains Brings together a renowned and international contributor team Offers new and unique reflections on the advances in phonological theory since publication of the first edition in 1995 Along with the first edition, still in publication, it forms the most complete and current overview of the subject in print

The Blackwell Companion to Phonology 5 Volume Set

Optimality Theory: Phonology, syntax, and acquisition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Downing, Laura J., T. A. Hall & Renate Raffelsiefen. 2005a. Introduction: The role of paradigms in phonological theory. In Downing et al.

Author: Marc van Oostendorp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140518423X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 3192

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Available online or as a five-volume print set, "The Blackwell Companion to Phonology" is a major reference work drawing together 124 new contributions from leading international scholars in the field. It will be indispensable to students and researchers in the field for years to come. Key Features: Full explorations of all the most important ideas and key developments in the field Documents major insights into human language gathered by phonologists in past decades; highlights interdisciplinary connections, such as the social and computational sciences; and examines statistical and experimental techniques Offers an overview of theoretical positions and ongoing debates within phonology at the beginning of the twenty-first century An extensive reference work based on the best and most recent scholarly research - ideal for advanced undergraduates through to faculty and researchers Publishing simultaneously in print and online; visit for full details Additional features of the online edition (ISBN: 978-1-4443-3526-2): Powerful searching, browsing, and cross-referencing capabilities, including Open URL linking, with all entries classified by key topic, subject, place, people, and period For those institutions already subscribing to "Blackwell Reference Online," it offers fully integrated and searchable content with the comprehensive "Handbooks in Linguistics" series

Optimality Theoretic Studies in Spanish Phonology

The phonetics and phonology of spirantization in North— Central Peninsular Span— ish. ... Stylistic Variation in Spanish Phonology. ... In Paradigms in Phonological Theory, L. Downing, T.A. Hall and R. Raffelsiefen (eds.), 170—210.

Author: Fernando Martínez-Gil

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027292620

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 564

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This outstanding volume offers the first comprehensive collection of optimality-theoretic studies in Spanish phonology. Bringing together most of the best-known researchers in the field, it presents a state-of-the-art overview of research in Spanish phonology within the non-derivational framework of optimality theory. The book is structured around six major areas of phonological research: phonetics–phonology interface, segmental phonology, syllable structure and stress, morphophonology, language variation and change, and language acquisition, including general as well as more specialized articles. The reader is guided through the volume with the help of the introduction and a detailed index. The book will serve as core reading for advanced graduate-level phonology courses and seminars in Spanish linguistics, and in general linguistics phonology courses. It will also constitute an essential reference for researchers in phonology, phonological theory, and Spanish, and related areas, such as language acquisition, bilingualism, education, and speech and hearing science.

The Oxford History of Phonology

Optimal paradigms . In Laura Downing , Tracy Hall , and Renate Raffelsiefen ( eds . ) , Paradigms in phonological theory , 170-210 . Oxford : Oxford University Press . McCarthy , John J. 2007. Hidden generalizations : Phonological ...

Author: B. Elan Dresher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192516906

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 800

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This volume is the first to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive history of phonology from the earliest known examples of phonological thinking, through the rise of phonology as a field in the twentieth century, and up to the most recent advances. The volume is divided into five parts. Part I offers an account of writing systems along with chapters exploring the great ancient and medieval intellectual traditions of phonological thought that form the foundation of later thinking and continue to enrich phonological theory. Chapters in Part II describe the important schools and individuals of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who shaped phonology as an organized scientific field. Part III examines mid-twentieth century developments in phonology in the Soviet Union, Northern and Western Europe, and North America; it continues with precursors to generative grammar, and culminates in a chapter on Chomsky and Halle's The Sound Pattern of English (SPE). Part IV then shows how phonological theorists responded to SPE with respect to derivations, representations, and phonology-morphology interaction. Theories discussed include Dependency Phonology, Government Phonology, Constraint-and-Repair theories, and Optimality Theory. The part ends with a chapter on the study of variation. Finally, chapters in Part V look at new methods and approaches, covering phonetic explanation, corpora and phonological analysis, probabilistic phonology, computational modelling, models of phonological learning, and the evolution of phonology. This in-depth exploration of the history of phonology provides new perspectives on where phonology has been and sheds light on where it could go next.

Sonic Signatures

Paradigms in Phonological Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Hayes, Bruce & Zsuzsa Londe. 2006. Stochastic phonological knowledge: The case of Hungarian vowel harmony. Phonology 23:59–104. doi:10.1017/S0952675706000765 Hayes, ...

Author: Geoff Lindsey

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027264856

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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Sonic Signatures is devoted to the representation of sound patterns and sound structures across a diverse range of typologically distinct languages with the overall aim of understanding the nature of linguistic data structures from a principled balance between representational economy and the interfaces of phonology with other domains, including acoustic and visual. The volume embraces data spanning from Nivkh vowel harmony to Maxakalí sign language, and from the representation of consonant clusters in adult Laurentian French and to those found in child Greek and child Brazilian Portuguese. The volume strives towards concrete commitments to the theoretical understanding of empirical territory both familiar but with a novel take (English stress) and novel but with immediate relevance (Hungarian suffix allomorphy). With authors contributing from five continents, the book offers a range of perspectives on the representation of sound patterns, while nonetheless retaining a tight focus on the core questions of which characteristics and signatures are specifically encoded for these patterns in the phonological component of the language faculty.

The Morphology and Phonology of Exponence

Inflectional Morphology: A Theoretical Study Based on Aspects of Latin Verb Conjugation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (1974). Morphology: An Introduction to the Theory of Word-Structure. ... Paradigms in Phonological Theory.

Author: Jochen Trommer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199573727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

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Addressing the common problems, questions and solutions of exponence, this book contains contributions from leading specialists who formulate a coherent research programme which integrates the central insights of the last decades and provides challenges for the future.

The Dialect Laboratory

Ph.D. dissertation, MIT. Albright, A. 2005. The morphological basis of paradigm leveling. In Paradigms in Phonological Theory [Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics], L. Downing, T. Hall 81 R. Raflelsiefen (eds), 18—43. Oxford: OUP.

Author: Gunther De Vogelaer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027273472

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 297

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Much theorizing in language change research is made without taking into account dialect data. Yet, dialects seem to be superior data to build a theory of linguistic change on, since dialects are relatively free of standardization and therefore more tolerant of variant competition in grammar. In addition, as compared to most cross-linguistic and diachronic data, dialect data are unusually high in resolution. This book shows that the study of dialect variation has indeed the potential, perhaps even the duty, to play a central role in the process of finding answers to fundamental questions of theoretical historical linguistics. It includes contributions which relate a clearly formulated theoretical question of historical linguistic interest with a well-defined, solid empirical base. The volume discusses phenomena from different domains of grammar (phonology, morphology and syntax) and a wide variety of languages and language varieties in the light of several current theoretical frameworks.

Rules Constraints and Phonological Phenomena

Optimal paradigms. In Laura Downing, Tracy Alan Hall, and Renate Raffelsiefen (eds.), Paradigms in Phonological Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 170–210. 2006. Candidates and derivations in Optimality Theory. ROA 823-0506. 2007.

Author: Bert Vaux

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191527661

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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This volume of new work by prominent phonologists goes to the heart of current debates in phonological and linguistic theory: should the explanation of phonological variety be constraint or rule-based and, in the light of the resolution of this question, how in the mind does phonology interface with other components of the grammar. The book includes contributions from leading proponents of both sides of the argument and an extensive introduction setting out the history, nature, and more general linguistic implications of current phonological theory.