Date: 08-Sep-2006 From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com> Subject: New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics (Vol 2): Montreuil (Ed)
Title: New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics
Subtitle: Vol. II: Phonetics, Phonology and Dialectology
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 276
Publisher: John Benjamins
Editor: Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil
Hardback: ISBN: 9027247900 Pages: 213 Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027247900 Pages: 213 Price: U.S. $ 126.00
Part of the set: Montreuil, Jean-Pierre Y. and Chiyo Nishida (eds.), New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics: Vol. I: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics; Vol. II: Phonetics, Phonology and Dialectology. 2 Vols. set. Selected papers from the 35th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Austin, Texas, February 2005.
This is the second of two volumes emanating from the Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages held at the University of Texas at Austin in February 2005. It features the keynote addresses delivered by Prof. Jacques Durand on the Phonology of Contemporary French Project and Prof. John Charles Smith on skeuomorphy and refunctionalization. It also includes eleven contributions by reputed scholars on topics ranging from phonetics, phonology, morphophonology, dialectology, sociolinguistics and language variation. Formal phonology papers favor the model of Optimality Theory, while phonetic measurements serve as the basis for sociolinguistic and dialectometric studies. Many of these studies emphasize new comparative, typological approaches to Romance data (including many non-standard varieties of French, Italian and Spanish). This volume will be of interest to all Romance linguists.
Table of contents
Introduction vii-ix An Acoustic Basis for Palatal Geminate Behavior in Spanish Gary K. Baker 1-14 Mapping the Patterns of Maintenance versus Merger in Bilingual Phonology: The Preservation of [a] vs. [ɑ] in Frenchville French Barbara E. Bullock, Amanda Dalola and Chip Gerfen 15-29 New Tendencies in Geographical Dialectology: The Catalan Corpus Oral Dialectal (COD) Esteve Clua and Maria-Rosa Lloret 31-47 Output-to-output Correspondence and the Emergence of the Unmarked in Spanish Plural Formation Sonia Colina 49-63 Mapping French Pronunciation: The PFC Project Jacques Durand 65-82 Phonological Variability in the Laboratory: Word-naming in Bidialectal Spanish Speakers Chip Gerfen and Wendy Rizzo 83-96 Constraint Re-ranking in Three Grammars: Spirantization and Coda Devoicing in Peninsular Spanish Carolina González 97-111 Mid Vowels and Schwa in Eastern Catalan: five non-Barcelona Dialects Dylan Herrick 113-126 The Nominal Stress System of Romanian (re)revisited Cristian Iscrulescu 127-140 Proto-Romance Stress Shift Revisited Haike Jacobs 141-154 Final -m in Yucatan Spanish: A Rapid and Anonymous Survey Jim Michnowicz 155-165 Stressed Enclitics? Francisco Ordóñez and Lori Repetti 167-181 How To Do Things Without Junk: The Refunctionalization of a Pronominal Subsystem between Latin and Romance John Charles Smith 183-205 Subject Index 207-209