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