Headhood, Elements, Specification and Contrastivity

Headhood, Elements, Specification and Contrastivity : Phonological Papers in Honour of John Anderson

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The papers in this volume focus on notions which are central to the work of John M. Anderson - the founder of Dependency Phonology - and to phonological theory: the idea of structural analogy between phonology and syntax; the head/dependent relation; the idea that phonological representations are best conceived of in terms of a set of privative elements (rather than as binary-valued features); and the related notions of contrastivity and specification (and non-specification). An important issue dealt with is the relationship between specification and derivationality, and the question whether derivations are necessary in phonological theory. Many of the contributions provide sound empirical support for the appeal to elements and to headhood at all levels of phonological analysis. The book will be of interest to anyone interested in current issues in phonological theory.show more

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  • Hardback | 435 pages
  • 164 x 245 x 25.4mm | 895g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588116174
  • 9781588116178

Table of contents

1. John M. Anderson: A Brief Profile of the Man and his Career in Linguistics (by Durand, Jacques); 2. John M. Anderson: Publications, 1968-2004; 3. List of contributors; 4. Introduction: The structure of phonological representations (by Carr, Philip); 5. Salience, Headhood and Analogies (by Carr, Philip); 6. Old English I-Umlaut: A Unitary Sound Change?: Dependency, Contrast and Non-Specification (by Colman, Fran); 7. Old English Breaking and Syllable Structure (by Davenport, Mike); 8. Tense/Lax, the Vowel System of English and Phonological Theory (by Durand, Jacques); 9. Headedness and Defective Distributions in Polish (by Gussmann, Edmund); 10. Vowel Reduction as Information Loss (by Harris, John); 11. Tones and Dependency in Yoruba (by Harrison, Phil); 12. Sharing Makes us Stronger: Process Inhibition and Segmental Structure (by Honeybone, Patrick); 13. The Molecular Structure of Phonological Segments (by Hulst, Harry van der); 14. Representation and the Role of Underspecification in Declarative Phonology (by Lodge, Ken); 15. Heads I Win, Tails You Lose (by McMahon, April); 16. How a Phonological Theory of Headedness can Account for Strong vs . Weak Phonetic Alternants (by Ritter, Nancy A.); 17. The Aperture Particle |a|: Its Role and Functions (by Schane, Sanford A.); 18. Towards a taw -based Phonological Representation of Place (by Staun, Jorgen); 19. References; 20. Indexshow more

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