The Phonological Spectrum

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The two volumes of the Phonological Spectrum aim at giving a comprehensive overview of current developments in phonological theory, by providing a number of papers in different areas of current theorizing which reflect on particular problems from different angles. Volume I is concerned with segmental structure, and focuses on nasality, voicing and other laryngeal features, as well as segmental timing. With respect to nasality, questions such as the phonetic underpinning of a distinctive feature [nasal] and the treatment of nasal harmony are treated. As for voicing, the behaviour of voicing assimilation in Dutch is covered while its application in German is examined with an eye to its implications for the stratification of the German lexicon. In the final section of volume I, the structure of diphthongs is examined, as well as the treatment of lenition and the relation between phonetic and phonological specification in sign language.
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  • Hardback | 306 pages
  • 164 x 245 x 19.05mm | 535g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588113515
  • 9781588113511

Table of contents

1. Preface; 2. Nasality, voice and more (by Heuven, Vincent J. van); 3. Nasality; 4. Nasal harmony in functional phonology (by Boersma, Paul); 5. Reinterpreting transparency in nasal harmony (by Walker, Rachel); 6. Can 'phonological' nasality be derived from phonetic nasality? (by Ploch, Stefan); 7. Voice; 8. The role of phonology and phonetics in Dutch voice assimilation (by Ernestus, Mirjam); 9. Final Devoicing and the stratification of the lexicon in German (by Fery, Caroline); 10. The laryngeal effect in Korean: Phonology or phonetics? (by Ko, Eon-Suk); 11. Time, tone and other things; 12. The diphthong dynamics distinction in Swabian: How much timing is there in phonology? (by Hiller, Markus); 13. Depression in Zulu: Tonal effects of segmental features (by Strazny, Philipp); 14. Weakening processes in the Optimality Framework (by Vijayakrishnan, K.G.); 15. Base joint configuration in Sign Language of the Netherlands: Phonetic variation and phonological specification (by Crasborn, Onno A.); 16. Author index; 17. Language index; 18. Table of contents, volume II
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