Markedness: Reduction and Preservation in Phonology

Markedness: Reduction and Preservation in Phonology

by Paul de Lacy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521142237

ISBN-13: 9780521142236

Pub. Date: 04/01/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Presents a theory of 'markedness', the way in which languages demonstrate bias towards particular sounds.  See more details below

Overview

Presents a theory of 'markedness', the way in which languages demonstrate bias towards particular sounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521142236
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Linguistics Series, #112
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Symbols and abbreviations;
1. What is markedness?;
2. Theory;
3. Markedness reduction;
4. Preservation of the marked;
5. Conflation in reduction;
6. Markedness conflation in preservation;
7. Markedness conflict: vowels;
8. Prediction and alternatives;
9. Conclusions; References; Subject index; Language index.

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