Phonological Theory and the Dialects of Italy

| State University of New York, Stony Brook
ISBN 9789027237194 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781588110268 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027284419 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
These articles provide new explorations into phonological patterns attested in the minor Romance languages (‘dialects’) spoken in Italy. The goal of this book is both theoretical and empirical. First, it aims to introduce non-Italianists to the phonological structures of the Italian dialects, including northern Gallo-Romance dialects, central and southern dialects, plus a Francoprovençal dialect spoken in southern Italy and a Catalan dialect spoken in Sardinia. Second, the collection provides readers with sophisticated analyses of complex and poorly understood and under-studied phonological phenomena. Over half of the articles contain data collected by the authors, and most of the data have not been available in English language publications. The richness of the empirical material and the sophistication of the theoretical analyses make this collection a particularly important contribution to both phonology and Romance language studies.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 212]  2000.  x, 301 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
Phonological Theory and the Dialects of Italy
Lori Repetti
The Relationship Between Vowel Length and Consonantal Voicing in Friulian
Marco Baroni and Laura Vanelli
Consonant Gemination in Neapolitan
Barbara E. Bullock
The Feature [Advanced Tongue Root] and Vowel Fronting in Romance
Andrea Calabrese
Vowel Alternation, Vowel/Consonant Assimilation and OCP Effects in a Barese Dialect
Francesco D'Introno and Rosemary Weston
How Many Moras? Overlength and Maximal Moraicity in Italy
John Hajek
Stress Stability Under Cliticization and the Prosodic Status of Romance Clitics
Michele Loporcaro
Phonological Dissimilation and Clitic Morphology in Italo-Romance
Martin Maiden
Oxytone Infinitives in the Dialect of Pisa
Giovanna Marotta
Sonority and Derived Clusters in Raeto-Romance and Gallo-Italic
Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil
Stress and Schwa in Faetar
Naomi Nagy
Vowel Lengthening in Milanese
Pilar Prieto
Uneven or Moraic Trochees? Evidence from Emilian and Romagnol Dialects
Lori Repetti
Index of Names
Index of Terms & Concepts
“[...] a useful tool in both spreading the knowledge of Italian dialect and contributing to the development of phonological theory in general.”
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