ISBN-10:
0631187413
ISBN-13:
9780631187417
Pub. Date:
12/13/1994
Publisher:
Wiley
English Sound Structure / Edition 1

English Sound Structure / Edition 1

by John HarrisJohn Harris

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Overview

This book is as much about phonological theory as about the phonology of English. It is primarily designed as a university-level text for use on intermediate and advanced courses, but it will be of value to anyone interested in recent theoretical developments in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631187417
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/13/1994
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 7.45(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

John Harris is Reader in Linguistics at University College London. He is author of Phonological Variation and Change (1985).

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Sounds and Words.

1.1. Phonology in Generative Grammar.

1.2. Phonological Phenomena.

1.3. Representation and Derivation.

1.4. Words and Roots.

Exercises.

2. Constituency.

2.1. Non-Linear Phonological Representations.

2.2. Timing.

2.3. Phonological Constituent Structure.

2.4. Onsets, Rhymes, Nuclei.

2.5. Syllabification.

Summary.

Exercises.

3. Melody.

3.1. Introduction.

3.2. The Primes of Melodic Representation.

3.3. Elements for Vowels.

3.4. Elements for Consonants.

3.5. Melodic Geometry.

3.6. Laryngeal Elements.

3.7. Conclusion.

3.8. Appendix: Specification of Elements.

4. Licensing.

4.1. Introduction.

4.2. The Phonological Hierarchy.

4.3. Phonological Licensing.

4.4. Licensing and Melodic Complexity.
4.5. Principles and Parameters of Phonological Structure.


4.6. Empty Positions.


4.7. Lenition.


4.8. Summary.


Exercises.


5. Floating Sounds.


5.1.Introduction.


5.2. English r-systems.


5.3. A Linear Analysis of Smooth r.


5.4. A Coda Analysis.


5.5. Floating r.


5.6. Historical Interlude.


5.7. Vowels before r.


5.8. Conclusion.


Exercises.


Epilogue.


Notes.


References.


Subject Index.


Index of Vowel Word-Classes.

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