LINGUIST List 16.136

Tue Jan 18 2005

Books: Morphology/Phonology, Spanish: Eddington

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Spanish Phonology and Morphology: Eddington

Message 1: Spanish Phonology and Morphology: Eddington

Date: 29-Dec-2004
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Spanish Phonology and Morphology: Eddington

Title: Spanish Phonology and Morphology
Subtitle: Experimental and quantitative perspectives
Series Title: Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics 53

Published: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Author: David Eddington, Brigham Young University

Hardback: ISBN: 1588116123 Pages: xvi, 198 pp. Price: U.S. $ 126.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027215626 Pages: xvi, 198 pp. Price: Europe EURO 105.00


Unlike most monographs on Spanish phonology and morphology that approach
these topics from a structuralist or generativist framework, this volume is
written from a less traditional point of view. More specifically, it
emphasizes quantitative evidence from sources such as usage-based studies,
psycholinguistic experiments, corpus data, and computer simulations.
Arguments are presented to demonstrate that these kinds of evidence are
crucial for establishing theories of language that relate to the
psychological mechanisms involved in producing and comprehending speech, in
contrast to theories about abstract linguistic structure. A range of topics
is covered including morphological parsing, nominalization, stress,
syllable structure, diphthongization, gender, morphophonemic alternations,
and epenthesis. An appendix is included that serves as a primer on
quantitative linguistic research. It discusses how some of the cited
experiments were carried out, provides an introduction to statistical
analysis, and discusses tools that are available for conducting
quantitative research on the Spanish language.

Table of contents

1. The Psychological Status of Linguistic Analyses 1-19
2. The Role of Experiments in Linguistics 21-39
3. Testing Untested Notions 41-58
4. FrequencyN CountsV 59-70
5. Linguistic Processing is Exemplar-based 71-98
6. Diphthongs, Syllables, and Stress: Beyond Formalisms 99-124
7. Morphology in Word Recognition 125-140
8. Conclusions 141-143
Appendix. Experimental Design, Statistics, and Research Tools 145-160
Notes 161-164
References 165-188
Index 189-197

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Functional & Systemic Ling
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Spanish (SPN)

Written In: English (ENG )

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