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Generative Phonology and French Phonology - Francois Dell

Generative Phonology and French Phonology

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Published: 21st November 2009
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Generative phonology has many adherents, and not a few critics, but surprisingly few good expositors. Francois Dell provides here both a general introduction and a detailed illustration of the operation of the theory in practice, introducing the main concepts of phonology and its place in the grammar of a language. The approach is in the tradition of Chomsky and Halle, emphasizing the interactions between syntax, morphology and phonology, and aiming at the discovery of general principles which shape the sound patterns of all languages. He then applies these concepts to particular case studies, on the maxim that the best way to understand a system of this kind is to use it. This was first published as Part I of Les regles et les sons (Hermann, 1973)."

Foreword
Preface
Notations and conventions; Pronunciation of the phonetic symbols
Languages and Grammars
The sound-meaning correspondence
Formal languages and grammars
The general organization of grammars; Surface structures
Linguistic theory
From Surface Structures to Phonetic Representations
Phonetic representations
The system of distinctive features
From surface structures to phonetic representations
The order of application of phonological rules
Lexical redundancy
Two Fragments of a Phonological Component
Some phonological rules of Zoque 2. The vowels of Yawelmani
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521295192
ISBN-10: 052129519X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 21st November 2009
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.067
Weight (kg): 0.277