Lexical Phonology and the History of English

Lexical Phonology and the History of English

by April McMahon
     
 

This book aims to re-establish a rule-based phonology and rehabilitate historical evidence as a focus of phonological theory.See more details below

Overview

This book aims to re-establish a rule-based phonology and rehabilitate historical evidence as a focus of phonological theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521034487
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Linguistics Series, #91
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. The rôle of history; 2. Constraining the model: current controversies in lexical phonology; 3. Applying the constraints: the Modern English Vowel Shift Rule; 4. Synchrony, diachrony and lexical phonology: the Scottish Vowel Length Rule; 5. Dialect differentiation in lexical phonology: the unwelcome effects of underspecification; 6. English /r/; Bibliography; Index.

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