A Theory of Phonological Weight

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CSLI Publications, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 136 pages
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With the reissue of this treatise, an instrumental step in the development of both moraic phonology and prosodic morphology becomes available again. This essential text presents a comprehensive treatment of syllable weight in phonology and of its consequences for weight-related phenomena, proposing that the basic tier consists of weight units equivalent to the morals of traditional synchronic and diachronic phonology. Turning to the unusual Gokana language of Nigeria, which may lack syllables entirely, Hyman argues that the proposed moraic representations may even be applied to many apparently syllable-based phenomena without syllables.

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Mark Hyman, M.D., is the editor in chief of "Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, " the most prestigious journal in the field of integrative medicine. After ten years as co-medical director at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, he is now in private practice in Lenox, Massachusetts. He is the coauthor of the "New York Times" bestseller "Ultraprevention." His websites are www.drhyman.com and www.ultrametabolism.com.