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Length and quantity in accentuation 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/9780199229314.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

The chapter tries to clarify some notions relevant to the understanding of the relation between length and accentuation in Icelandic, pointing out that an analysis in terms of commonly used ... More


From long to short and from short to long: Perceptual motivations for changes in vocalic length

Heike Lehnert‐LeHouillier

in Origins of Sound Change: Approaches to Phonologization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199573745
eISBN:
9780191745249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573745.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines the role of language specific perceptual cues in sound changes involving vowel length and tone/accent on the one hand, and vowel length and vowel height on the other. Based on ... More


The development of VL in Romance

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/9780199656554.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Chapter 3 presents an overview of vowel length in the Romance languages and dialects: though none of these has inherited contrastive vowel length from Latin, several have a newly created VL contrast. ... More


SPE Extensions: Conditions on Representations and Defect‐Driven Rules 1

John Frampton

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/9780199226511.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

A new formal theory of iterative rules is proposed and the advantage of analyzing various prosodic phenomena in terms of this rule format is demonstrated. Noteworthy is the extensive use of ... More


Segmental quantity and prosodic weight

Tomas Riad

in The Phonology of Swedish

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199543571
eISBN:
9780191747168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543571.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

Swedish has mandatory stress to weight, i.e. a requirement on stressed syllables to be heavy. This is a difference with respect to English. This prosodic constraint is met by segmentals in two basic ... More


Latin Vowel Length

Philomen Probert

in Latin Grammarians on the Latin Accent: The Transformation of Greek Grammatical Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198841609
eISBN:
9780191877094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841609.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 7 introduces the concept of vowel length in Latin grammatical thought, and ways in which the grammatical tradition responded to a changing linguistic reality. By the late antique period, the ... More


Vowel Length, Cyclicity, and Output-Output Correspondence

Cemil Orhan Orgun

in The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262083799
eISBN:
9780262274890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

In Generative Phonology, cyclicity and level ordering have long been used to account for synchronic alternations reflecting morphological relatedness between forms. Recently, however, alternatives to ... More


Compensatory phonological changes

R. M. W. Dixon

in Edible Gender, Mother-in-Law Style, and Other Grammatical Wonders: Studies in Dyirbal, Yidiñ, and Warrgamay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198702900
eISBN:
9780191772405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702900.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

The Ngajan (N) dialect of Dyirbal has gained one contrast in its phonology and lost another. This chapter describes the series of changes through which N developed a distinction between short and ... More


A study of language contact

R. M. W. Dixon

in Edible Gender, Mother-in-Law Style, and Other Grammatical Wonders: Studies in Dyirbal, Yidiñ, and Warrgamay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198702900
eISBN:
9780191772405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702900.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter looks at how languages in the Cairns rainforest region have exerted structural influence on each other, examining Dyirbal, Yidiñ, Warrgamay, and also Yidiñ’s northerly neighbour ... More


The analysis of Northern Romance vowel length

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/9780199656554.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Chapter 4 considers the different accounts of the rise of contrastive vowel length in Northern Romance which have been put forward both in the dialectological literature and in studies in theoretical ... 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


A Survey of Welsh Phonetics: Phonetics and Segment Inventories

S. J. Hannahs

in The Phonology of Welsh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199601233
eISBN:
9780191762802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601233.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter presents an overview of the phonetic underpinnings of the language, including phonetic characteristics and segment inventories. After looking at some of the significant differences ... More


Phonological variation *

Gerjan van Schaaik

in The Oxford Turkish Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851509
eISBN:
9780191886102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851509.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax and Morphology

The principle of “one letter—–one sound” introduced in the introduction of this chapter explains why Turkish writing is based on a phonological alphabet, and that such a system takes no account of a ... More


Global Effects in kashaya Prosodic Structure

Eugene Buckley

in The Morphosyntax-Phonology Connection: Locality and Directionality at the Interface

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190210304
eISBN:
9780190210328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210304.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

The complex patterning of Kashaya stress and vowel length depends on the morpheme in which participating vowels are located. The verb Root and Stem suffixes undergo various length alternations, ... More


Orthography

Laurie Bauer, Rochelle Lieber, and Ingo Plag

in The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198747062
eISBN:
9780191809323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747062.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, English Language

This chapter considers the way in which the morphological structure of words interacts with their spelling. After a general introduction to the basics of English spelling, the chapter discusses how ... More


French in Switzerland: A speaker from Neuchâtel

Isabelle Racine, Helene N. Andreassen, and Laurence Benetti

in Varieties of Spoken French

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199573714
eISBN:
9780191818011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573714.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter analyses a short discussion between three close friends living in Neuchâtel, a small town situated in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The discussion centres on the temporary loss ... More


French in Quebec: A speaker from Montréal

Marie-Hélène Côté

in Varieties of Spoken French

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199573714
eISBN:
9780191818011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573714.003.0022
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter introduces Laurentian French, the main variety spoken in Canada, as used in a majority setting in the province of Quebec. Situated in the historical and sociolinguistic context of French ... More


French in Bas-Rhin (Alsace): A speaker from Strasbourg

Dominique Nouveau and Martin Riegel

in Varieties of Spoken French

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199573714
eISBN:
9780191818011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573714.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Until recently, bilingualism has had a major impact on the use of French in Alsace. The 47-year-old teacher studied in this chapter belongs to a generation of speakers who acquired the Alsatian ... More


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