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Title: The Phonological Spectrum
Subtitle: Volume I: Segmental structure
Edited By: Jeroen van de Weijer
Vincent J. van Heuven
Harry van der Hulst
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 233

The two volumes of the Phonological Spectrum aim at giving a comprehensive overview of current developments in phonological theory, by providing a number of papers in different areas of current theorizing which reflect on particular problems from different angles. Volume I is concerned with segmental structure, and focuses on nasality, voicing and other laryngeal features, as well as segmental timing. With respect to nasality, questions such as the phonetic underpinning of a distinctive feature [nasal] and the treatment of nasal harmony are treated. As for voicing, the behaviour of voicing assimilation in Dutch is covered while its application in German is examined with an eye to its implications for the stratification of the German lexicon. In the final section of volume I, the structure of diphthongs is examined, as well as the treatment of lenition and the relation between phonetic and phonological specification in sign language.

Table of Contents

Nasal harmony in functional phonology
Paul Boersma
Reinterpreting transparency in nasal harmony
Rachel Walker
Can ‘phonological’ nasality be derived from phonetic nasality?
Stefan Ploch
The role of phonology and phonetics in Dutch voice assimilation
Mirjam T.C. Ernestus
Final Devoicing and the stratification of the lexicon in German
Caroline Féry
The laryngeal effect in Korean: Phonology or phonetics?
Eon-Suk Ko
Time, tone and other things
The diphthong dynamics distinction in Swabian: How much timing is there in phonology?
Markus Hiller
Depression in Zulu: Tonal effects of segmental features
Philipp Strazny
Weakening processes in the Optimality Framework
K.G. Vijayakrishnan
Base joint configuration in Sign Language of the Netherlands: Phonetic variation and phonological specification
Onno Crasborn and Els van der Kooij

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Subject Language(s): Dutch
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027247447
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: x, 308 pp.
Prices: EUR 95.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588113515
ISBN-13: 9781588113511
Pages: x, 308 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 162