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Paradigms in Phonological Theory

Paradigms in Phonological Theory


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This book presents new insights on the phonology-morphology interface. It discusses a wide range of central theoretical issues, including the role of paradigms in synchronic grammars, and does so in the context of a wide variety of languages including several non-Indo-European languages.

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ISBN-13: 9780199267712
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/17/2005
Series: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics , #8
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Laura Downing's research has concentrated on theoretical phonology and morphology of Bantu languages, since her thesis on the Tonal Phonology of Jita (published by Lincom Europa in 1996). Recent publications include: Compounding and Tonal Non-transfer in Bantu Languages (Phonology, 2003) and Stress,
Tone and Focus in Chichewa and Xhosa (Frankfurter Afrikanistische Blätter 15, 2003). She is also currently working on a book entitled Prosodic Morphology: The Phonology and Morphology of Canonical Forms (Mouton).

T. A. Hall teaches Linguistics at the University of Leipzig. His most recent publications include Phonologie: Eine Einführung (De Gruyter, 2000), Distinctive Feature Theory (editor, Mouton 2001) and Against Extrasyllabic Consonants in German and English (Phonology 19: 2002).
Renate Raffelsiefen teaches Linguistics at The Free University of Berlin. Recent publications include Phonological Constraints on English Word Formation (Yearbook of Morphology, 1999) and Gaps vis-à-vis other Effects in English Morphophonology (Phonology 20, 2003).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Role of Paradigms in Phonological Theory
2. The Morphological Basis of Paradigm Leveling
3. Competing Principles of Paradigm Uniformity: Evidence From the Hebrew Imperative Paradigm
4. Sources of Paradigm Uniformity
5. "Capitalistic" vs "Militaristic": The paradigm Uniformity Effect Reconsidered
6. Jita Causative Doubling Provides Optimal paradigms
7. Paradigmatic Uniformity and Contrast
8. Optimal Paradigms
9. Paradigm Uniformity Effects Versus Boundary Effects
10. Uniformity and Contrast in the Hungarian Verbal paradigm
11. A Note on Paradigm Uniformity and Priority of the Root

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