LINGUIST List 16.266

Thu Jan 27 2005

Books: Phonology/Ling Theories: Gussenhoven, Jacobs

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        1.    Lyndsay MacAulay, Understanding Phonology, Second Edition: Gussenhoven, Jacobs

Message 1: Understanding Phonology, Second Edition: Gussenhoven, Jacobs

Date: 25-Jan-2005
From: Lyndsay MacAulay <>
Subject: Understanding Phonology, Second Edition: Gussenhoven, Jacobs

Title: Understanding Phonology, Second edition 
 Series Title: Understanding Language Series  
 Publication Year: 2005 
 Publisher: Hodder Arnold
 Book URL:
 Author: Carlos Gussenhoven, University of Nijmegen
 Author: Haike Jacobs, University of Amsterdam
 Paperback: ISBN: 0340807350 Pages: c.320 Price: U.K. £ 16.99
 This skillfully written text provides a broad, yet up-to-date, introduction
 to phonology. Assuming no previous knowledge of phonology or linguistic
 theory, the authors introduce the basic concepts and build on these
 progressively, discussing the main theories and illustrating key points
 with carefully chosen examples. A wide range of phenomena are covered:
 speech production, segmental contrasts, tone, quantity, prosodic structure,
 metrical relations and intonation. The main theories, including feature
 geometry and Optimality Theory are introduced, and their contributions to
 our understanding of phonology, as well as their shortcomings, are
 discussed objectively.
 In this new edition the authors have revised and updated the text in the
 light of recent research and also as a result of users' comments.
 Students will welcome the range of language from which the authors draw
 their examples and problems, and the originality of the presentations,
 discussions and examples.
 The Production of Speech 
 Some typology: sameness and difference 
 Making the form fit 
 Underlying and surface representations 
 Distinctive features 
 Ordered rules 
 A case study: the diminutive suffix in Dutch 
 Levels of representation 
 Representing tone 
 Between the segment and the syllable 
 Feature geometry  
 Exploiting the feature tree 
 Stress and feet 
 Further Constraining stress 
 Phonology above the word 
 Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
 Subject Language(s): Dutch (DUT)
 Written In: English  (ENG)
 See this book announcement on our website:

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