Structural Relations and Government in Phonology

Description

This book aims to introduce the notion of bidirectional government into phonological theory. The importance of bidirectionality lies in the fact that a number of phonological generalisations so far unrelated become amenable to a single algorithm of governing relations. A parallel is drawn, for example, between vowel reduction, vowel-zero alternation, shortening and lengthening phenomena. Furthermore, new distri-butional criteria for different types of consonant clusters become available as a result of the analysis. The present book was primarily tailored to come to grips with the facts of English. However, with minor modifications it should also be applicable to other languages. This work is a slightly amended version of my PhD dissertation entitled Bi-directional Government in CV-Phonology: Farewell to strict directionality, defended at the Doctoral School in Linguistics, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary.

Details

Author(s)
Csaba Csides
Format
Paperback | 224 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 12mm | 304g
Publication date
27 Oct 2013
Publisher
VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
Publication City/Country
Saarbrucken, Germany
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
3639083385
ISBN13
9783639083385
Bestsellers rank
2,190,465