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Analyzing Sound Patterns
An Introduction to Phonology


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  • Author: Long Peng, State University of New York, Oswego
  • Date Published: August 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521147408


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  • Analyzing Sound Patterns is a clear and concise introduction to phonological phenomena, covering a wide range of issues from segmental to suprasegmental problems and prosodic morphology. Assuming no prior knowledge of problem solving, this textbook shows students how to analyze phonological problems with a focus on practical tools, methodology and step-by-step instructions. It is aimed at undergraduate and beginning graduate students and places an instructional focus on developing students' analytical abilities. It includes extensive exercises of various types which engage students in reading and evaluating competing analyses, and involves students in a variety of analytical tasks. This textbook: • is designed around related phonological problems and demonstrates how they are analyzed step by step • presents and compares competing accounts of identical problems, and discusses and evaluates the arguments that distinguish one analysis from another • details how a broad array of sound patterns are identified and analyzed.

    • Chapters are designed around related phonological problems and demonstrate how problems are analyzed step by step
    • Presents competing accounts of identical problems and compares and evaluates the criteria and arguments that distinguish one analysis from another
    • Details how an array of sound patterns are identified and expressed as generalizations
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    'A lively text that develops analytical skills through exposure to a wide array of data. Carefully constructed exercises range from multiple choice to open-ended essay questions.' Ellen Broselow, Stony Brook University

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    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521147408
    • length: 585 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 173 x 22 mm
    • weight: 1.16kg
    • contains: 168 b/w illus. 10 tables 440 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Distribution:
    1. Patterns of sounds: vowel co-occurrence in Kikuyu
    2. The distribution of English nasals
    3. Luganda liquids and the analysis of complementary distribution
    4. Contrast and complementarity: multiple complementation in Thai
    Part II. Alternation:
    5. Alternation and the case of English nasals
    6. Tibetan numerals and underlying representation
    7. Tonkawa stem alternation
    8. Yawelmani and interacting processes
    Part III. Syllable:
    9. The distribution of syllable in Ponapean
    10. Syllable and vowel epenthesis in Ponapean
    11. Ponapean syllable and vowel epenthesis
    an optimal-theoretic analysis
    12. Syllable and segmental processes in Diola-Fogny
    Part IV. Tone:
    13. Tonal distribution in Mende and autosegmental representation
    14. Tonal alternation in Mende
    15. Yoruba tone asymmetry and derivational accounts of asymmetry
    16. Yoruba tone asymmetry and optimality theory
    Part V. Stress:
    17. Pintupi, Wargamay and Choctaw stress and metrical theory
    18. Pintupi, Wargamay and Choctaw stress and optimality theory
    19. To stress or not to stress: stress-epenthesis interactions in Yimas
    Part VI. Prosodic Morphology:
    20. Templatic morphology and Arabic broken plurals
    21. The emergence of the unmarked and Swati verb reduplication
    22. Prosodic misalignment: LuGanda glide epenthesis.and Swati reduplication
    Appendix A. Sample instructions for the reading response assignment
    Appendix B. Sample instructions for a problem: vowel co-occurrence in Kikuyu bi-syllabic roots and root-suffix forms
    Index of constraints and rules
    Language index
    Subject Index.

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