Variation, Change, and Phonological Theory

| University of Nijmegen
| University of Brabant
| Free University of Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027236500 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781556198618 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027275967 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
There is a growing awareness that a fruitful cooperation between the (diachronic and synchronic) study of language variation and change and work in phonological theory is both possible and desirable. The study of language variation and change would benefit from this kind of cooperation on the conceptual and theoretical levels. Phonological theory may well profit from a greater use of what is commonly called ‘external evidence’.
This volume contains contributions by outstanding representatives from the more data-oriented fields and phonological theory. They discuss possibilities and problems for a further integration of both areas, by considering questions such as where and to which extent the two may need each other, and whether there is a need for an interdisciplinary conceptual framework and methodology. Attention is also paid to questions regarding the cause and actuation, linguistic constraints and the internal spread of linguistic change, as well as to possible and impossible processes of language change.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 146]  1997.  x, 314 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Balancing Data and Theory in the Study of Phonological Variation and Change
Frans L. Hinskens, Roeland van Hout and W. Leo Wetzels
Deriving Variation from Grammar
Arto Anttila
Co-Occurrence Restrictions between Linguistic Variables: A Case for Social Dialectology, Phonological Theory and Variation Studies
Peter Auer
L-Vocalization in Australian English
Toni Borowsky and Barbara M. Horvath
Competence, Performance, and the Generative Grammar of Variation
Gregory R. Guy
William Labov
When does Variability become Relevant to Formal Linguistic Theory?
Maria-Rosa Lloret
Style Levels in Conflict Resolution
Marc van Oostendorp
Featural Morphology and Dialect Variation: The Contribution of Historical Change
Sharon Rose
Shrinking and Hopping Vowels in Northern Cape York: Minimally Different Systems
Norval Smith
Author index
Language index
Subject index
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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