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Phonetically Based Phonology

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ISBN-10: 0521825784

ISBN-13: 9780521825788

Edition: 2004

Authors: Bruce Hayes, Robert Kirchner, Donca Steriade

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Phonetically based phonology is centered around the hypothesis that phonologies of languages are determined by phonetic principles; that is, phonetic patterns involving ease of articulation and perception are expressed linguistically as grammatical constraints. This book brings together a team of scholars to provide a wide-ranging study of phonetically-based phonology. It investigates the role of phonetics in many phonological phenomena - such as assimilation, vowel reduction, vowel harmony, syllable weight, contour line distribution, metathesis, lenition, sonority sequencing, and the Obligatory Contour Principle (OCP) - exploring in particular the phonetic bases of phonological markedness…    
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Book details

List price: $124.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/12/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Robert Kirchner is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Alberta.

List of contributors
List of abbreviations
Introduction: the phonetic bases of phonological markedness
A review of perceptual cues and cue robustness
Place assimilation
The typology of rounding harmony
The evolution of metathesis
The role of contrast-specific and language-specific phonetics in contour tone distribution
Vowel reduction
Contrast and perceptual distinctiveness
Syllable weight
Consonant lenition
Language processing and segmental OCP effects