An Effort Based Approach to Consonant Lenition

An Effort Based Approach to Consonant Lenition

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Description

The first serious typological survey of the lenition process in modern phonological literature.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 151.89 x 229.11mm | 589.67g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138993387
  • 9781138993389

About Robert Kirchner

Robert Kirchner earned his PHD from UCLA and is currently Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Alberta.
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Table of contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Figures
List of Tables
1 Introduction
2 Articulatory Effort
3 Representational Issues
4 Spirantization and Stridency
5 Geminates
6 Effort-Based Contexts
7 Tümpisa Shoshone
8 Florentine Italian
9 Conclusion: Stabalization of Lenition Patterns
appendix: Survey of Lenition Patterns
Notes
References
Index
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