Access options available:. By Iggy Roca and Wyn Johnson. Oxford: Blackwell, While examples are taken from English for the most part, some phenomena are exemplified with data from other languages e. Turkish vowel harmony, Japanese pitch accent.
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Access options available:. By Iggy Roca and Wyn Johnson. Oxford: Blackwell, While examples are taken from English for the most part, some phenomena are exemplified with data from other languages e.
Turkish vowel harmony, Japanese pitch accent. The book is organized into three principal sections. Using assimilation as a starting point, these chapters present the concepts of rules, derivations, distinctive features, natural classes, and autosegmental representation.
In Chs. Beginning with a discussion of the vowel space, the learner is shown how the same types of distinctive features and autosegmental representations used for consonants can be applied to vowels.
An examination of English vowels and dialectal variation constitutes the core of Ch. Part 1 concludes with an introduction to the timing tier, including its role in the representation of complex segments and its potential as a mechanism for explaining the Great Vowel Shift. The discussion of the timing tier provides a good segue to Part 2, which examines suprasegmental phonology.
Cross-linguistic syllable typology is also discussed. Intonation, tonal and pitch accent languages, and the concepts of autosegmental association and floating tones are examined. In Ch. Whereas Ch. This book has many strengths. First, it presents the core of generative phonological theory using readily accessible examples. Second, it is clear and well-organized: The chapters follow logically, and summaries and margin notes highlight important concepts.
Finally, much effort is made to guide the novice phonologist through the processes of hypothesis construction and evaluation. The book also has some weaknesses. In general, there is a lack of examples drawn from languages other than English. Second, some of the problem sets could be better constructed. Third, the chapter on Optimality Theory could be better integrated into the book as a whole. However, all in all, this is indeed a very sound textbook. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. Would you like to change to the site? Iggy Roca , Wyn Johnson. Wyn Johnson wrote her doctorate on the lexical phonology of French, and has been teaching phonology at the University of Essex since