Analyzing Sound Patterns: An Introduction to Phonology (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)

Analyzing Sound Patterns: An Introduction to Phonology (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)

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Long Peng
Cambridge University Press, 8/8/2013
EAN 9780521195799, ISBN10: 0521195799

Hardcover, 588 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 3.2 cm
Language: English

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.

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.

Advance praise: '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