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Thu Mar 20 2003

Books: Historical Ling: Restle & Zaefferer (eds.)

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  1. mouton, Sounds and Systems: Restle & Zaefferer (eds.)

Message 1: Sounds and Systems: Restle & Zaefferer (eds.)

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 12:19:06 +0000
From: mouton <>
Subject: Sounds and Systems: Restle & Zaefferer (eds.)

Title: Sounds and Systems
Subtitle: Studies in Structure and Change
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 141
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
Availability: Available

Editor: David Restle
Editor: Dietmar Zaefferer
Hardback: ISBN: 311017569X, Pages: viii, 484, Price: Euro 98.00 / sFr
	 157,- / approx. US$ 98.
The integration of traditional and modern linguistics as well as
diachrony and synchrony is the hallmark of an influential trend in
contemporary research on language. It is documented in the present
collection of 21 new papers on the history and structure of the sounds
and other (sub-) systems of human languages, sharing the common
reference point of Theo Vennemann, a leading figure in the
above-mentioned trend, whom the authors want to honor with this

Topics covered in the sound section of the historical part include,
among others, regular sound change and lexical diffusion, open
syllable lengthening in New High German, orthographic accentuation and
syllable cut in English, preglottalization as ongoing change, and Old
English breaking; among the topics of the general section of the
diachronic part are the relation between inheritance and language
contact in the history of English, connections of Celtic with Basque
on one hand and with Latin on the other, and early European
toponomy. The contributions to the synchronic part deal, among others,
with cyclical phonological rules and base-identity, the universality
of the meter of nursery rhymes, off-rhymes, the theories of Syllabic
Oscillation and of Prosodic Morphology, iconicity in the coding of
imperatives, accentuation of German compounds, German orthography,
classification and nominals in a Papuan language, an intriguing case
of polysemy and polyvalency, and an Optimality-Theoretic account of
vagueness and economy in lexical pragmatics.


David Restle and Dietmar Zaefferer

I. Historical studies on sounds, words, and systems
A. Sound change
Preglottalization in English and a North Germanic bifurcation
 Henning Andersen
Zur neuhochdeutschen Dehnung in offener Tonsilbe
 Thomas Becker
Lexical diffusion in regular sound change
 Joan Bybee
Unveiling a masked change: behind vowel harmony in the dialect of
 Michele Loporcaro
Accents and medieval English phonologists
 Robert W. Murray
Retraction and rounding in Old English breaking
 Robert P. Stockwell

B. Language change
Latin ipse, Continental Celtic -xsi: a tentative proposal
 Philip Baldi
Der Name al-Andalus: neue berlegungen zu einem alten Problem
 Georg Bossong
Fein gehackte Pinienkerne zugeben! Zum Infinitiv in Kochrezepten
 Elvira Glaser
Language change in early Britain: the convergence account
 Raymond Hickey
Irish ainder, Welsh anner, Breton annoar, Basque andere
 Peter Schrijver

II. Synchronic studies on sounds, words, and uses.
Cyclicity and base non-identity
 Larry M. Hyman
The meter of nursery rhymes: universal versus language-specific
 Patrizia Noel Aziz Hanna, Katrin Lindner, and Andreas Dufter
Unreine Reime und phonologische Theorie
 Beatrice Primus
Choctaw intensives and syllable theory
 David Restle
Imperatives: the relation between meaning and form
 Renate Raffelsiefen
Struktur und Akzent komplexer Komposita
 Peter Eisenberg
Warum wir zusammenschreiben nicht immer zusammenschreiben
-Pr´┐Żferenzgesetze im Schriftsystem
 Joachim Jacobs
Noun classification and composition in Kilmeri
 Claudia Gerstner-Link
The puzzle of the autoantonymous argument role. Unraveling the
polysemy of risk/riskieren
 Dietmar Zaefferer
Be brief and vague! And how Bidirectional Optimality Theory allows for
verbosity and precision
 Manfred Krifka

Publications of Theo Vennemann
Tabula Gratulatoria
Lingfield(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Basque (Language Code: BSQ)
			English (Language Code: ENG)
			German, Standard (Language Code: GER)
			Latin (Language Code: LTN)
			Old English (Language Code: XANG)

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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