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Lexical Strata in English : Morphological Causes, Phonological Effects - Heinz J. Giegerich

Lexical Strata in English

Morphological Causes, Phonological Effects

Hardcover Published: 13th October 1999
ISBN: 9780521554121
Number Of Pages: 340

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In Lexical Strata in English, Heinz Giegerich investigates the way in which alternations in the sound patterns of words interact with the morphological processes of the language. Drawing examples from English and German, he uncovers and spells out in detail the principles of 'lexical morphology and phonology', a theory that has in recent years become increasingly influential in linguistics. Giegerich queries many of the assumptions made in that theory, overturning some and putting others on a principled footing. What emerges is a new, formally coherent and highly constrained theory of the lexicon - the theory of 'base-driven' stratification - which predicts the number of lexical strata from the number of base-category distinctions recognised in the morphology of the language. Finally, he offers new accounts of some central phenomena in the phonology of English (including vowel 'reduction', [r]-sandhi and syllabification), which both support and are uniquely facilitated by this new theory.

Acknowledgements
A requiem for lexical phonology?
Affix-driven stratification: the grand illusion
Principles of base-driven stratification
Deriving the strict cyclicity effect
Phonology and the literate speaker: orthography in lexical phonology
[r]-sandhi and liaison in RP
Input vowels to [r]-sandhi: RP and London English
Syllables and strata
Notes
References
Indexes
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ISBN: 9780521554121
ISBN-10: 0521554128
Series: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 13th October 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.67

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