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Headhood, Elements, Specification and Contrastivity: Phonological papers in honour of John Anderson
     

Headhood, Elements, Specification and Contrastivity: Phonological papers in honour of John Anderson

by Philip Carr (Editor), Jacques Durand (Editor), Colin J. Ewen (Editor)
 
The papers in this volume focus on notions which are central to the work of John M. Anderson – the founder of Dependency Phonology – and to phonological theory: the idea of structural analogy between phonology and syntax; the head/dependent relation; the idea that phonological representations are best conceived of in terms of a set of privative

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The papers in this volume focus on notions which are central to the work of John M. Anderson – the founder of Dependency Phonology – and to phonological theory: the idea of structural analogy between phonology and syntax; the head/dependent relation; the idea that phonological representations are best conceived of in terms of a set of privative elements (rather than as binary-valued features); and the related notions of contrastivity and specification (and non-specification). An important issue dealt with is the relationship between specification and derivationality, and the question whether derivations are necessary in phonological theory. Many of the contributions provide sound empirical support for the appeal to elements and to headhood at all levels of phonological analysis. The book will be of interest to anyone interested in current issues in phonological theory.

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Jason Brown
This book [...] can be considered the state of the art in terms of non-OT phonological theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027247735
Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/18/2005
Series:
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory Series
Pages:
435

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