Optimality-Theoretic Studies in Spanish Phonology


Author: Fernando Martínez-Gil,Sonia Colina
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027292620
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 564
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This outstanding volume offers the first comprehensive collection of optimality-theoretic studies in Spanish phonology. Bringing together most of the best-known researchers in the field, it presents a state-of-the-art overview of research in Spanish phonology within the non-derivational framework of optimality theory. The book is structured around six major areas of phonological research: phonetics–phonology interface, segmental phonology, syllable structure and stress, morphophonology, language variation and change, and language acquisition, including general as well as more specialized articles. The reader is guided through the volume with the help of the introduction and a detailed index. The book will serve as core reading for advanced graduate-level phonology courses and seminars in Spanish linguistics, and in general linguistics phonology courses. It will also constitute an essential reference for researchers in phonology, phonological theory, and Spanish, and related areas, such as language acquisition, bilingualism, education, and speech and hearing science.

Spanish Phonology

A Syllabic Perspective
Author: Sonia Colina
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589012623
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 184
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S "panish Phonology" offers a comprehensive analysis of a variety of crucial issues in the phonology and morphophonology of various dialects of Spanish. Written from the perspective of optimality theory -- one of the most influential theories of phonology today -- and with syllabic structure at its core, this volume highlights recent advances in Spanish phonology. The book includes margin notes to highlight key points and a glossary of constraints. Each chapter includes study questions, lists of the most influential sources for each chapter, and topics for further research. " Spanish Phonology" is intended as core reading for advanced phonology courses in Spanish linguistics, general linguistics, and related areas such as bilingualism, language variation, language acquisition, and speech and hearing.

Optimality Theory and Language Change


Author: D.E. Holt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401001952
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 463
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This work discusses many optimization and linguistic issues in great detail. It treats the history of a variety of languages, including English, French, Germanic, Galician/ Portuguese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish and shows that the application of Optimality Theory allows for innovative and improved analyses. It contains a complete bibliography on OT and language change. It is of interest to historical linguists, researchers into OT and linguistic theory, and phonologists and syntacticians with an interest in historical change.

The Syllable and Stress

Studies in Honor of James W. Harris
Author: Rafael A. Núñez-Cedeño
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1614515972
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 358
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In this volume, notable scholars honor James W. Harris for his contributions to Romance phonology. Inscribed within generative grammar, the studies seek to explain various phonological processes, structured around glides, aspects of onsets/codas as well as stress and weight. This book will be a useful reference tool for specialists in theoretical phonology, language acquisition, language in contact, bilingualism, and Spanish dialectology.

Philologie und Grammatik


Author: Georg A. Kaiser,Harald Völker
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110525496
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 264
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„Philologie und Grammatik" steht in der aktuellen Wissenschaftslandschaft für zwei entgegengesetzte wissenschaftliche Herangehensweisen: Während die eine versucht, (ältere) Texte auch unter Hinzuziehung außersprachlicher Informationen zu rekonstruieren, fokussiert die andere ihr Interesse auf die innere Struktur von Sprache und deren Entwicklung. Doch beide Welten kommen sich in der praktischen Arbeit näher, als man denkt: Wenn beispielsweise in der Editionsarbeit mit Hilfe der Grammatik über eine Konjektur entschieden wird, wenn bei der Analyse historischer Texte deutlich wird, wie stark diese von editorischen Grundentscheidungen abhängt, wenn historische Grammatikbeschreibungen ediert werden oder wenn in historischen Textkorpora grammatikalische Information durch Auszeichnung digital verarbeitbar gemacht werden soll. Philologie und Grammatik als Titel dieses Bandes steht für die spannungsreiche wie fruchtbare Begegnung zweier Welten, die exemplarisch auf dem Feld der Romanistik stattfand, die darüber hinaus aber auch das Interesse anderer Philologien und Sprachwissenschaften finden dürfte.

Spanish Phonology and Morphology

Experimental and Quantitative Perspectives
Author: David Eddington
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027215628
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 197
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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.

The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics


Author: José Ignacio Hualde,Antxon Olarrea,Erin O'Rourke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118228049
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 904
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Reflecting the growth and increasing global importance of the Spanish language, The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics brings together a team of renowned Spanish linguistics scholars to explore both applied and theoretical work in this field. Features 41 newly-written essays contributed by leading language scholars that shed new light on the growth and significance of the Spanish language Combines current applied and theoretical research results in the field of Spanish linguistics Explores all facets relating to the origins, evolution, and geographical variations of the Spanish language Examines topics including second language learning, Spanish in the classroom, immigration, heritage languages, and bilingualism

Phonological Opacity Effects in Optimality Theory


Author: Ashley Farris-Trimble,Daniel A. Dinnsen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Opacity (Linguistics)
Page: 155
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Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Lexical Blending


Author: Vincent Renner,François Maniez,Pierre Arnaud
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110289571
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 274
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The volume brings together a well-selected collection of twelve articles providing a comprehensive and very informative summary of contemporary work on lexical blending. It combines theoretically informed descriptions of a variety of languages and a number of contributions with a theoretically original focus. It is the first book of its kind on the subject, and because of its cross-disciplinary nature, it is of high relevance not only to word-formation scholars and students, but also to a wide readership within the linguistics community.

Intrusive Segments as Instances of Gestural Mistiming

Mandarin L1 English Learners' Production of English Consonant Clusters
Author: Cory Lin Messing
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 142
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Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics


Author: Richard Compton,Magdalena Goledzinowska,Ulyana Savchenko
Publisher: University of Michigan/Michigan Slavic
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 476
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Journal of Slavic Linguistics

JSL.
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Slavic languages
Page: N.A
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The Phonology of Romanian

A Constraint-based Approach
Author: Ioana Chițoran
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110167665
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 276
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This book provides the first systematic descriptive analysis of the phonological system of Romanian, one of the less studied Romance languages, from the perspective of recent phonological theory. The author offers an account of some of the major phonological processes of modern standard Romanian, set in the framework of Optimality Theory and Correspondence Theory. The book begins with an overview of Romanian phonology - segment inventory, phonotactics, inflectional and derivational morphology. The main part of the study focuses on processes involving vocalic segments: glide-vowel and diphthong-vowel alternations, vowel harmony, palatalization. The major issues addressed include feature theory, syllable structure, metrical structure and stress, the interaction between phonology and morphology. Acoustic phonetic data is used as supporting evidence for the phonological patterning of diphthongs and glide-vowel sequences. Interesting complexities of the system are pointed out and discussed, as they pose certain challenges to the theoretical model. The book contains an abundance of systematically organized data, which makes it a solid reference for students and scholars of general and Romance phonology, and a strong basis for further study.

Fonología Generativa Contemporánea de la Lengua Española, segunda edición


Author: Rafael A. Núñez Cedeño,Sonia Colina,Travis G. Bradley
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626160414
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 368
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Fonología generativa contemporánea de la lengua española, in its extensively revised and updated second edition, shows how recent theoretical and methodological advances have enhanced our understanding of Spanish phonology. Written completely in Spanish, the volume introduces the latest concepts and principles of phonological analysis and applies these theories to the study of the Spanish language. New chapters on intonation and laboratory phonology, expanded coverage of optimality theory, exercises and readings, and a glossary of linguistic terminology make it an essential reference for scholars of Spanish linguistics and required reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of Spanish.

Proceedings of NELS.


Author: North Eastern Linguistic Society
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781419653629
Category: Linguistics
Page: 390
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NELS 36 : Proceedings of the Thirty-sixth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society


Author: North Eastern Linguistic Society. Meeting
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781419653629
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 390
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Southwest Journal of Linguistics


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language and languages
Page: N.A
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Long-distance Coarticulation

A Production and Perception Study of English and American Sign Language
Author: Michael Andrew Grosvald
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 666
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Reduplication

Doubling in Morphology
Author: Sharon Inkelas,Cheryl Zoll
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107320161
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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This groundbreaking new study takes a novel approach to reduplication, a phenomenon whereby languages use repetition to create new words. Sharon Inkelas and Cheryl Zoll argue that the driving force in reduplication is identity at the morphosyntactic, not the phonological level, and present a new model of reduplication - Morphological Doubling Theory - that derives the full range of reduplication patterns. This approach shifts the focus away from the relatively small number of cases of phonological overapplication and underapplication, which have played a major role in earlier studies, to the larger class of cases where base and reduplicant diverge phonologically. The authors conclude by arguing for a theoretical shift in phonology, which entails more attention to word structure. As well as presenting the authors' pioneering work, this book also provides a much-needed overview of reduplication, the study of which has become one of the most contentious in modern phonological theory.

Studies in the History of the English Language II

Unfolding Conversations
Author: Anne Curzan,Kimberly Emmons
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110897660
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 512
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Studies in the History of the English Language II: Unfolding Conversations contains selected papers from the SHEL-2 conference held at the University of Washington in Spring 2002. In the volume, scholars from North America and Europe address a broad spectrum of research topics in historical English linguistics, including new theories/methods such as Optimality Theory and corpus linguistics, and traditional fields such as phonology and syntax. In each of the four sections - Philology and linguistics; Corpus- and text-based studies; Constraint-based studies; Dialectology - a key article provides the focal point for a discussion between leading scholars, who respond directly to each other's arguments within the volume. In Section 1, Donka Minkova and Lesley Milroy explore the possibilities of historical sociolinguistics as part of a discussion of the distinction between philology and linguistics. In Section 2, Susan M. Fitzmaurice and Erik Smitterberg provide new research findings on the history and usage of progressive constructions. In Section 3, Geoffrey Russom and Robert D. Fulk reanalyze the development of Middle English alliterative meter. In Section 4, Michael Montgomery, Connie Eble, and Guy Bailey interpret new historical evidence of the pen/pin merger in Southern American English. The remaining articles address equally salient problems and possibilities within the field of historical English linguistics. The volume spans topics and time periods from Proto-Germanic sound change to twenty-first century dialect variation, and methodologies from painstaking philological work with written texts to high-speed data gathering in computerized corpora. As a whole, the volume captures an ongoing conversation at the heart of historical English linguistics: the question of evidence and historical reconstruction.