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Wed Aug 25 2004

Books: Lang Acquisition/Phonology: Kager et al (Eds)

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Message 1: Constraints in Phonological Acquisition: Kager, Pater, Zonneveld (Eds)

Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 11:31:35 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: Constraints in Phonological Acquisition: Kager, Pater, Zonneveld (Eds)

Title: Constraints in Phonological Acquisition
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Cambridge University Press
Editor: Ren� Kager, Utrecht University 
Editor: Joe Pater, University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
Editor: Wim Zonneveld, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS 

Hardback: ISBN: 0521829631, Pages: 428, Price: U.K. �: 55

This outstanding volume presents a state-of-the-art overview of
linguistic research into the acquisition of phonology. Bringing
together well-known researchers in the field, it focuses on
constraints in phonological acquisition (as opposed to rules), and
offers concrete examples of the formalization of phonological
development in terms of constraint ranking. The first two chapters
situate the research in its broader context, with an introduction by
the editors providing a brief general tutorial on Optimality
Theory. Chapter two serves to highlight the history of constraints in
studies of phonological development, which predates their current
ascent to prominence in phonological theory. The remaining chapters
address a number of partially overlapping themes: the study of child
production data in terms of constraints, learnability issues,
perceptual development and its relation to the development of
production, and second language acquisition.


Ren� Kager, Joe Pater, Wim Zonneveld, Lise Menn, Amalia Gnanadesikan,
Heather Goad, Yvan Rose, Bruce Hayes, Clara C. Levelt, Ruben van de
Vijver, Alan Prince, Bruce Tesar, Shigeko Shinohara, Paul Smolensky,
Lisa Davidson, Peter Jusczyk, Dominique Nouveau List of contributors

1. Introduction
Ren� Kager, Joe Pater and Wim Zonneveld

2. Saving the baby: making sure that old data survive new theories
Lise Menn

3. Markedness and faithfulness constraints in child phonology
Amalia Gnanadesikan

4. Input elaboration, head faithfulness and evidence for
representation in the acquisition of left-edge clusters in West
Heather Goad and Yvan Rose

5. Phonological acquisition in Optimality Theory: the early stages
Bruce Hayes

6. Syllable types in cross-linguistic and developmental grammars
Clara C. Levelt and Ruben van de Vijver

7. Bridging the gap between receptive and productive development with
minimally violable constraints
Joe Pater

8. Learning phonotactic distributions
Alan Prince and Bruce Tesar

9. Emergence of Universal Grammar in foreign word adaptions
Shigeko Shinohara

10. The initial and final states: theoretical implications and
experimental explorations of Richness of the Base
Paul Smolensky, Lisa Davidson and Peter Jusczyk

11. Child word stress competence: an experimental approach
Wim Zonneveld and Dominique Nouveau.			

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