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The Syllable in Optimality Theory

The Syllable in Optimality Theory

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Caroline Féry, Ruben van de Vijver, John McCarthy, Stuart Davis, Haruo Kubozono, Draga Zec, Paul Kiparsky, Young-mee Cho, Tracy Holloway King, Antony Dubach Green, Caroline Wiltshire, Junko Ito, Armin Mester, Marc van Oostendorp, Frida Morelli, Juliette Blevins
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  • Date Published: January 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521772624

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  • This book provides an overview of the role of the syllable in Optimality Theory (OT) and ways in which problems that relate to the analysis of syllable structure can be solved in OT. The contributions to the book show that the syllable not only sheds light on certain properties of OT itself. They also show that OT is capable of describing and adequately analyzing many issues that are problematic in other theories. The analyses are based on a wealth of languages.

    • Is the first book on this theme within the framework of Optimality Theory
    • Discusses a wide range of languages
    • Addresses and proposes solutions for theoretical problems
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    Review of the hardback: '... There is much to admire in this book … It is well worth the time and energy necessary to read and digest it, and will hopefully find the wide readership it deserves.' Comptes Rendus

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    • Date Published: January 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521772624
    • length: 428 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • contains: 188 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Caroline Féry and Ruben van de Vijver
    Part I. Syllable Structure and Prosodic Structure:
    2. Sympathy, cumulativity, and the Duke-of-York gambit John McCarthy
    3. The controversy over geminates and syllable weight Stuart Davis
    4. The syllable as a unit of prosodic organization in Japanese Haruo Kubozono
    5. Prosodic weight Draga Zec
    Part II. Non-moraic Syllables and Syllable Edges:
    6. Syllables and moras in Arabic Paul Kiparsky
    7. Semi-syllables and universal syllabification Young-mee Cho and Tracy Holloway King
    8. Onsets and non-moraic syllables in German Caroline Féry
    9. Extrasyllabic consonants and onset well-formedness Antony Dubach Green
    10. Beyond codas: word and phase-final alignment Caroline Wiltshire
    Part III. Segments and Syllables:
    11. On the sources of opacity in OT: coda processes in German Junko Ito and Armin Mester
    12. Ambisyllabicity and fricative voicing in West-Germanic dialects Marc van Oostendorp
    13. The CiV generalization in Dutch: what Petunia, Mafia, and Sovjet tell us about Dutch syllable structure Ruben van de Vijver
    14. The relative harmony of/s+stop/onsets: obstruent clusters and the sonority sequencing principle Frida Morelli
    Part IV. How Concrete is Phonotactics?:
    15. The independent nature of phonotactic constraints: an alternative to syllable-based approaches Juliette Blevins.

  • Editors

    Caroline Féry, Universität Potsdam, Germany

    Ruben van de Vijver, Universität Potsdam, Germany

    Contributors

    Caroline Féry, Ruben van de Vijver, John McCarthy, Stuart Davis, Haruo Kubozono, Draga Zec, Paul Kiparsky, Young-mee Cho, Tracy Holloway King, Antony Dubach Green, Caroline Wiltshire, Junko Ito, Armin Mester, Marc van Oostendorp, Frida Morelli, Juliette Blevins

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