The Blackwell Companion to Phonology, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Marc van Oostendorp
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  • ISBN-10: 144433526X
  • ISBN-13: 9781444335262
  • DDC: 414
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 3192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released August 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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The Blackwell Companion to Phonology is a major reference work drawing together 124 new contributions from leading scholars in the field. Led by a renowned team of international scholars, the Companion represents a diverse range of approaches and methodologies to the key phenomena in phonological research. In contrast to other handbooks and reference works currently available for phonology, these volumes focus on phenomena and case studies to highlight historical and ongoing debates in the field. Interdisciplinary connections, such as the social and computational sciences, are covered, as well as statistical and experimental techniques. The Companion will be a touchstone for future phonological theorists, giving an overview of all the data and insights which any good theory of phonology should be able to cover. Available at Simultaneously offering broad coverage and a high level of detail, The Blackwell Companion to Phonology is a landmark work available in both print and online editions that will be indispensable to students and researchers in the field for years to come. Volume I: General Issues and Segmental Phonology Volume II: Suprasegmental and Prosodic Phonology Volume III: Phonological Processes Volume IV: Phonological Interfaces Volume V: Phonology Across Languages



  • Marc van Oostendorp

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Brief Contents.
Full Table of Contents.
1: Underlying Representations.
2: Contrast.
3: Learnability.
4: Markedness.
5: The Atoms of Phonological Representations.
6: Self-Organization in Phonology.
7: Feature Specification and Underspecification.
8: Sonorants.
9: Handshape in Sign Language Phonology.
10: The Other Hand in Sign Language Phonology.
11: The Phoneme.
12: Coronals.
13: The Stricture Features.
14: Autosegments.
15: Glides.
16: Affricates.
17: Distinctive Features.
18: The Representation of Clicks.
19: Vowel Place.
20: The Representation of Vowel Length.
21: Vowel Height.
22: Consonantal Place of Articulation.
23: Partially Nasal Segments.
24: The Phonology of Movement in Sign Language.
25: Pharyngeals.
26: Schwa.
27: The Organization of Features.
28: The Representation of Fricatives.
29: Secondary and Double Articulation.
30: The Representation of Rhotics.
31: Lateral Consonants.
Title Page.
1: The Representation of Intonation.
2: Syllable-internal Structure.
3: Precedence Relations in Phonology.
4: Downstep.
5: Final Consonants.
6: Geminates.
7: The Representation of sC Clusters.
8: Stress: Phonotactic and Phonetic Evidence.
9: The Foot.
10: The Representation of Word Stress.
11: Pitch Accent Systems.
12: Extrametricality and Non-finality.
13: The Iambic–Trochaic Law.
14: The Representation of Tone.
15: Positional Effects in Consonant Clusters.
16: Initial Geminates.
17: Stress-timed vs. Syllable-timed Languages.
18: Sonority.
19: Tonal Alignment.
20: The Phonological Word.
21: Ternary Rhythm.
22: Syllable Contact.
23: The Skeleton.
24: Onsets.
25: Sign Syllables.
26: Quantity-sensitivity.
Title Page.
1: The Emergence of the Unmarked.
2: Metathesis.
3: Dissimilation.
4: Hiatus Resolution.
5: Constraint Conjunction.
6: Markedness and Faithfulness Constraints.
7: Compensatory Lengthening.
8: Consonant Mutation.
9: Lenition.
10: Vowel Epenthesis.
11: Deletion.
12: Final Devoicing and Final Laryngeal Neutralization.
13: Conspiracies.
14: Palatalization.
15: Consonant Harmony in Child Language.
16: Chain Shifts.
17: Rule Ordering.
18: Consonant–Vowel Place Feature Interactions.
19: Structure Preservation: The Resilience of Distinctive Information.
20: Long-Distance Assimilation of Consonants.
21: Nasal Harmony.
22: Reduction.
23: Mergers and Neutralization.
24: Local Assimilation.
Title Page.
1: Featural Affixes.
2: Paradigms.
3: Clitics.
4: Cyclicity.
5: Morpheme Structure Constraints.
6: Neighborhood Effects.
7: Derived Environment Effects.
8: Gradience and Categoricality in Phonological Theory.
9: Frequency Effects.
10: Vowel Harmony: Opaque and Transparent Vowels.
11: Variability.
12: Sound Change.
13: Lexical Phonology and the Lexical Syndrome.
14: Loanword Phonology.
15: Experimental Approaches in Theoretical Phonology.
16: Tonogenesis.
17: Speech Perception and Phonology.
18: Phonologically Conditioned Allomorph Selection.
19: Reduplication.
20: The Interpretation of Phonological Patterns in First Language Acquisition.
21: Category-Specific Effects.
22: Phonological Sensitivity to Morphological Structure.
23: Root–Affix Asymmetries.
24: Tier Segregation.
25: Exceptionality.
Title Page.
1: Chinese Tone Sandhi.
2: Semitic Templates.
3: Polish Syllable Structure.
4: Metaphony in Romance.
5: Laryngeal Contrast in Korean.
6: French Liaison.
7: Flapping in American English.
8: Bantu Tone.
9: Chinese Syllable Structure.
10: Sentential Prominence in English.
11: Celtic Mutations.
12: Turkish Vowel Harmony.
13: Reduplication in Sanskrit.
14: Japanese Pitch Accent.
15: Slavic Palatalization.
16: Slavic Yers.
17: Hungarian Vowel Harmony.
18: Word Stress in Arabic.