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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Cambridge Handbook of Spanish Linguistics


Author: Kimberly L. Geeslin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316800717
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: N.A
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A state-of-the-art, in-depth survey of the topics, approaches and theories in Spanish linguistics today. The language is researched from a number of different perspectives. This Handbook surveys the major advances and findings, with a special focus on recent accomplishments in the field. It provides an accurate and complete overview of research, as well as facilitating future directions. It encourages the reader to make connections between chapters and units, and promotes cross-theoretical dialogue. The contributions are by a wide range of specialists, writing on topics including corpus linguistics, phonology and phonetics, morphosyntax, pragmatics, the role of the speaker and speech context, language acquisition and grammaticalization. This is a must-have volume for researchers looking to contextualize their own research and for students seeking a one-stop resource on Spanish linguistics.

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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A Thematic Guide to Optimality Theory


Author: John J. McCarthy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521796446
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 317
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Explains and explores the central premises of OT and the results of their praxis.

The Phonology of English : A Prosodic Optimality-Theoretic Approach

A Prosodic Optimality-Theoretic Approach
Author: Michael Hammond
Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK
ISBN: 0191583553
Category:
Page: 384
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The Phonology of English introduces the subject from an Optimality-Theoretic perspective. Written by a high-profile American phonologist, the book presents an analysis of new generalizations about the surface shapes of English words. It will not only be the most up to date introduction to English phonology, but will also provide the clearest available account of Optimality Theory. Its combination of accessibility, originality and clear analysis make this essential reading for all those interested in the sounds of English words and some of the latest developments in linguistics theory. - ;The Phonology of English offers a new approach to English phonology. It focuses on the prosody of the language, i.e. syllable and foot structure, and does so from an optimality-theoretic (OT) perspective. The focus is on surface distributional regularities and the results presented are based on extensive searches through various computerized lexicons. The outcome is a number of new generalizations about the phonology of English, along with confirmation of some familiar regularities. All of these empirical results are discussed in detail and presented in extensive charts with a plethora of examples. The Phonology of English also offers a unique OT analysis. This provides a detailed introduction to the intricacies of the theory as applied to a significant amount of data. A number of important theoretical proposals are developed in this model, and the analysis presents the idea that certain complex constraints and their ranking can be derived in restricted ways from more basic constraints. In addition, the book also develops the idea that syllables of English can contain from zero to three moras. It is suggested that the phonology of English only makes sense if partial morphemes of the cranberry sort are licensed more widely. The book is thus intended as a detailed presentation of novel empirical results about the sound system of English, along with important theoretical results about phonological theory. -

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.

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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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.

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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Optimality Theory


Author: Rene Kager
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139425366
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: N.A
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This is an introduction to Optimality Theory, whose central idea is that surface forms of language reflect resolutions of conflicts between competing constraints. A surface form is 'optimal' if it incurs the least serious violations of a set of constraints, taking into account their hierarchical ranking. Languages differ in the ranking of constraints; and any violations must be minimal. The book does not limit its empirical scope to phonological phenomena, but also contains chapters on the learnability of OT grammars; OT's implications for syntax; and other issues such as opacity. It also reviews in detail a selection of the considerable research output which OT has already produced. Exercises accompany chapters 1-7, and there are sections on further reading. Optimality Theory will be welcomed by any linguist with a basic knowledge of derivational Generative Phonology.

Journal of Slavic Linguistics

JSL.
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Slavic languages
Page: N.A
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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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Optimality Theory, Phonological Acquisition and Disorders


Author: Daniel A. Dinnsen,Judith A. Gierut
Publisher: Equinox Publishing (UK)
ISBN: 9781845531218
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 513
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Focusing on the phonologies of children with functional (non-organic) speech disorders, this volume reports the latest findings in optimality theory, phonological acquisition and disorders. The book is based on typological, cross-sectional, longitudinal, and experimental evidence from over 200 children. It stands out because of the unique test case that the population offers to optimality theory, particularly with respect to puzzles of opacity, lawful orders of acquisition, and language learnability. Beyond its theoretical significance, this research holds clinical relevance for the assessment and treatment of disordered populations, most notably the systematic prediction of learning outcomes. This volume bridges the gap between theory and application by showing how each informs the other. It is intended for linguists, psychologists, speech pathologists, second-language instructors and those interested in the latest developments in phonological theory and its applied extensions.