Problem Book in Phonology: A Workbook for Introductory Courses in Linguistics and in Modern Phonology

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MIT Press, 1983 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 196 pages
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Working with problems is an essential part of courses that introduce students tomodern phonology. This book provides hands-on experience with a major area of modern phonology,including phonetics; phonetic variation; natural classes of sounds; alternations; rule systems; andprosodic phonology. An introductory essay gives an overview of some of the principal results andassumptions of current phonological theory. The problems are taken from a wide variety of languages,and many are drawn from the authors' firsthand research. All have been used by the authors in theirintroductory courses, primarily at Harvard and MIT, and are meant to be used in conjunction with atextbook and/or other materials provided by the classroom instructor.Morris Halle is Ferrari P. WardProfessor of Modern Languages and Linguistics and Institute Professor at MIT. George N. Clements isAssociate Professor of Linguistics at Harvard University.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Angns Sonorants
45
Ganda Liquids
51
Voiced Stops in Lowland Murut
57
Multiple Complementation in Thai
63
English Plurals
69
English aw
75
Consonant Clusters in Cambodian
81
Derivations
119
Indonesian Verb Prefixes
125
Swahili
133
The Creole Language Spoken in Sao Tome
141
Russian Nominal Declension
149
Rules that Affect More than One Segment
157
Okpc Conjugation
165
Noun Compounding in English
173

Welsh Consonant Mutation
87
The Formalism of Phonological Rules
93
More Phonological Rules
99
Abbrcviatory Conventions I
105
Rule Ordering in Klamath
113
Mcnde Suffixes
179
Kikuyu Verb Conjugation
187
Sources
193
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George N. Clements was Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

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