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Understanding Phonology (3RD 11 Edition)


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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.

This new edition has been updated and revised to meet the needs of today's students. Difficult points are given fuller explanation, references have been updated, and new exercises have been introduced to enable students to consolidate their learning.

About the Author

Carlos Gussenhoven is Professor of General and Experimental Phonology, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Haike Jacobs is Professor of French Language and Linguistics, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition


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1. Structures in languages

2. The production of speech

3. Some typology: sameness and difference

4. Making the form fit

5. Underlying and surface representations

6. Distinctive features

7. SPE. A case study: the diminutive suffix in Dutch

8. Transparency and opacity with rules and constraints

9. Levels of representation

10. Representing tone

11. Between the segment and the syllable

12. Feature geometry

13. Exploiting the feature tree

14. Stress and feet

15. Further constraining stress

16. Phonology above the word


Key to questions


Language index

Subject index

Product Details

Gussenhoven, Carlos
Oxford University Press, USA
Jacobs, Haike
Linguistics - Phonetics & Phonology
Linguistics - General
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6.1 x 9.1 x 0.7 in 1.25 lb

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