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Metrical Phonology : A Course Book - Richard Hogg

Metrical Phonology

A Course Book

Paperback

Published: 4th May 1987
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This book is an introduction to the theory of metrical phonology, one of the most exciting developments in linguistic theory in the last decade. Metrical phonology has revolutionised our ideas and knowledge of such phenomena as stress patterning, and contributed to a better understanding of quite basic phonological issues. Up to now the material which has been published in this field has taken the form of scholarly articles and dissertations: the aim of this book is to provide a simple and accessible introduction to the topic. It concentrates on stress and rhythmical phenomena in English - as the most profitable introduction to the theory - and discusses fully the comparative merits of different approaches; but the authors leave the reader to determine for himself the most appropriate solution, having presented a wide range of evidence and alternative analyses. There are frequent exercises to encourage the student to practise the analytical techniques and understand developments in the theory. Each chapter ends with a list of topics for discussion, and a section on further reading.

Segmental approaches to stress
Segments and syllables
Metrical phonology: the basic concepts
The phonology of rhythm (1): introduction to the metrical grid
The phonology of rhythm (2): 'grid-only' metrical phonology
The phonology of rhythm (3): 'tree-only' metrical phonology
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521316514
ISBN-10: 0521316510
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 4th May 1987
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39