Distinctive Feature Theory

Distinctive Feature Theory

by T. Alan Hall
     
 

This volume consists of nine articles dealing with topics in distinctive feature theory in various typologically diverse languages, including Acehnese, Afrikaans, Basque, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Navajo, Portuguese,

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This volume consists of nine articles dealing with topics in distinctive feature theory in various typologically diverse languages, including Acehnese, Afrikaans, Basque, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Navajo, Portuguese, Tahltan, Terena, Tswana, Tuvan, and Zoque. The subjects dealt with in the book include feature geometry, underspecification (in rule-based and in Opti-mality Theoretic treatments) and the phonetic implementation of phonological features. Other topics include laryngeal features (e.g. [voice], [spread glottis], [nasal]), and place features for consonants and vowels. The volume will be of interest to all linguists and advanced students of linguistics working on feature theory and/or the phonetics-phonology interface.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110170337
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Series:
Phonology and Phonetics [PP] Series, #2
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Introduction: Phonological representations and phonetic implementation of distinctive features1
Laryngeal dimensions, completion and enhancement41
Representational economy in constraint-based phonology71
Place of articulation first147
Representing nasality in consonants177
Patterns, pervasive patterns and feature specification211
Phonetic implementation of the distinctive auditory features [voice] and [tense] in stop consonants237
Distinctive [voice] implies regressive voicing assimilation295
The phonology of /r/335
Index of languages369
Index of subjects371

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