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Fenno‐Swedish Quantity: Contrast in Stratal OT

Paul Kiparsky

in Rules, Constraints, and Phonological Phenomena

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226511
eISBN:
9780191710193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226511.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Compared to more familiar varieties of Swedish, the dialects spoken in Finland have rather diverse syllable structures. The distribution of distinctive syllable weight is determined by grammatical ... More


The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

Kristján Árnason

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199229314
eISBN:
9780191728464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229314.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

The book presents a detailed comparative description of the phonological structure of Icelandic and Faroese and discusses problems in their analysis from a fairly broad theoretical perspective. The ... More


Syllable structure and phonotactics

Kristján Árnason

in The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199229314
eISBN:
9780191728464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229314.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

The chapter focuses on syllable structure and phonotactics, starting with Icelandic and discussing the motivation for assuming the syllable and subsyllabic constituents as structural entities. Among ... More


Conclusion: Retrospective and Prospective

Rodney Sampson

in Vowel Prosthesis in Romance: A Diachronic Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199541157
eISBN:
9780191716096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541157.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Basic structural properties underlying the different categories of vowel prosthesis are enumerated and compared, revealing important characteristics shared by all categories. Of central importance is ... More


Phonological Representations and the Vaux-Wolfe Proposal

Charles E. Cairns

in Contemporary Views on Architecture and Representations in Phonology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182706
eISBN:
9780262255325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182706.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Bert Vaux and Andrew Wolfe proposed a theory that syllabification is not exhaustive and that many consonants are left unsyllabified. They argued that unsyllabified consonants are appendices, or ... More


Sievers’ Law: Gothic and Vedic

P. J. Barber

in Sievers' Law and the History of Semivowel Syllabicity in Indo-European and Ancient Greek

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199680504
eISBN:
9780191760525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680504.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 discusses the Germanic and Vedic evidence for Sievers’ Law in considerable detail. This chapter is situated in Part One (Evidence for Sievers’ Law and the Possibility of Inheritance) the ... More


Declarative Phonology: an Alternative Set of Proposals

Ken Lodge

in Fundamental Concepts in Phonology: Sameness and Difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625659
eISBN:
9780748671410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625659.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

An alternative to the standard views of phonology is presented, to take into account the critical issues raised in the preceding chapters. Declarative phonology is polysystemic, non-segmental and ... More


Aspiration in syllabic and segmental structure

Kristján Árnason

in The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199229314
eISBN:
9780191728464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229314.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter starts by discussing aspiration in relation to the character of the fortis vs. lenis opposition, asking how the opposition can be represented and whether or how it is neutralized in ... More


The two languages and their historical relation

Kristján Árnason

in The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199229314
eISBN:
9780191728464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229314.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

Chapter 1 describes the demography of the two languages and their historical relation, tracing them back to ‘Proto‐West‐Nordic’, the phonological characterization of which is based on evidence from ... More


Prosodic structure

Giovanna Marotta

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0026
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

This chapter surveys some of the principal aspects of Romance prosodic structure. It covers the role of syllable structure in conditioning the distribution, quantity, and quality of stressed and ... More


Phonotactics and syllable structure

Hiroto Uchihara

in Tone and Accent in Oklahoma Cherokee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198739449
eISBN:
9780191802393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739449.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter lays out the possible consonant clusters and syllable structure, as well as various phonological processes in Oklahoma Cherokee. §3.1 discusses consonant clusters, and shows that ... More


Diphthongization

Martin Maiden

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0038
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

This chapter critically addresses some of the most important issues in Romance spontaneous and conditioned diphthongization. It covers ‘closing’ diphthongizations of vowels (notably /e/ and /o/) as a ... More


The Dawn of Language

Iris Berent

in The Blind Storyteller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190061920
eISBN:
9780190061951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190061920.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Language is a quintessential human capacity. In this chapter, we ask whether the human capacity for language relies on innate knowledge. As a case study, we examine the rules of phonology. This, ... More


Introduction

Michele Loporcaro

in Vowel Length From Latin to Romance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199656554
eISBN:
9780191779749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656554.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Chapter 1 concisely describes contrastive vowel length in Classical Latin, as seen for instance in mălus ‘bad’ vs mālus ‘apple tree’, addressing the different sources of evidence which allow us to ... More


The Oxford Turkish Grammar

Gerjan van Schaaik

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851509
eISBN:
9780191886102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851509.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax and Morphology

The point of departure of this book is the fundamental observation that actual conversations tend to consist of loosely connected, compact, and meaningful chunks built on a noun phrase, rather than ... More


Asymmetric processing of consonant duration in Swiss German

Lara Ehrenhofer, Adam C. Roberts, Sandra Kotzor, Allison Wetterlin, and Aditi Lahiri

in The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198754930
eISBN:
9780191816420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754930.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Theoretical Linguistics

In Swiss German, which encodes a phonological contrast in consonant length, consonant duration signals the segment’s geminate status and, in medial position, indicates the word’s syllable structure. ... More


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