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Generative Phonology : Linguistic Theory Guides - Iggy M. Roca

Generative Phonology

Linguistic Theory Guides

Paperback Published: 17th March 1994
ISBN: 9780415041416
Number Of Pages: 328

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Roca offers an overview of the post-SPE theory of generative phonology. This is ideal for linguists not specialising in phonology who want to keep abreast of the latest developments in the subject.Generative Phonology offers an overview of the post-SPE theory of generative phonology and is ideal for linguists not specialising in phonology who want to keep abreast of the latest developments in the subject. It deals with all the major trends in what has come to be known as 'non-linear' phonology:* particle phonology* dependancy phonology* government and charm phonologyIggy Roca guides the reader through the developments of the various approaches, justifying their rationale against the background of SPE machinery and providing the reader with the basic tools necessary to penetrate current problems and debates.Generative Phonology integrates the modules and proposals of what can seem a fragmentary field, into a cohesive body of living theory.

"What differentiates [this book] from most other phonology texts on the market is that Roca chooses to treat not only "standard" theories, but also "non-standard" approaches that for various reasons have failed to gain widespread acceptance in the literature...an important comtribution to the field because Roca generally succeeds in synthesizing these apparently diverse approaches with mainstream generative phonology. The book reads very well and presents an exemplary summary of almost all major topics in current phonological theory." -"Phonology

Series editor's preface
List of abbreviations
Phonological representationsp. 1
The arrangement of elements in SPEp. 1
Complex segmentsp. 3
Multilinear representationsp. 6
Evidence for autosegmental phonologyp. 9
Tonal phonologyp. 16
Principles of associationp. 26
Lexical redundanciesp. 42
The organisation of phonologyp. 42
Combinatory restrictionsp. 45
Lexical underspecification of featuresp. 48
Lexical contrast and underspecificationp. 53
Radical underspecificationp. 62
Beyond underspecificationp. 77
Basic elementsp. 85
The SPE model of distinctive featuresp. 85
Feature dependenciesp. 87
The hierarchy of featuresp. 97
Valencyp. 109
Holistic elementsp. 114
The sonority fabricp. 133
The need for the syllablep. 133
The timing tierp. 137
Syllable structurep. 139
Syllabification proceduresp. 143
Sonorityp. 151
Government and charmp. 159
Mora theoryp. 177
Domains and modes of applicationp. 191
Prosodic structurep. 191
Inventory of prosodic constituentsp. 196
Rhythm-based feetp. 210
Word stress and allied processesp. 224
Unbounded Feetp. 234
The interaction of morphology and phonologyp. 239
Notesp. 262
Referencesp. 282
Indexesp. 293
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ISBN: 9780415041416
ISBN-10: 0415041414
Series: Linguistic Theory Guides
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 17th March 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.49 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1