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This book analyzes some differences among English, Scottish and American accents of English, and shows how they developed and why they have their current form. Although the revised version of lexical phonology presented here is intended to describe present-day patterns, it can also show how historical sound changes gave rise to these patterns.
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- Date Published: April 2000
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521472807
- length: 322 pages
- dimensions: 237 x 160 x 29 mm
- weight: 0.64kg
- contains: 27 b/w illus. 3 tables
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The rôle of history
2. Constraining the model: current controversies in lexical phonology
3. Applying the constraints: the Modern English Vowel Shift Rule
4. Synchrony, diachrony and lexical phonology: the Scottish Vowel Length Rule
5. Dialect differentiation in lexical phonology: the unwelcome effects of underspecification
6. English /r/
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