Headhood, Elements, Specification and Contrastivity

Phonological papers in honour of John Anderson

Philip Carr | University of Montpellier III
Jacques Durand | CNRS & University of Toulouse II
Colin J. Ewen | University of Leiden
ISBN 9789027247735 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781588116178 (USA) | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027294692 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
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The papers in this volume focus on notions which are central to the work of John M. Anderson – the founder of Dependency Phonology – and to phonological theory: the idea of structural analogy between phonology and syntax; the head/dependent relation; the idea that phonological representations are best conceived of in terms of a set of privative elements (rather than as binary-valued features); and the related notions of contrastivity and specification (and non-specification). An important issue dealt with is the relationship between specification and derivationality, and the question whether derivations are necessary in phonological theory. Many of the contributions provide sound empirical support for the appeal to elements and to headhood at all levels of phonological analysis. The book will be of interest to anyone interested in current issues in phonological theory.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 259] 2005.  xxviii, 405 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This book [...] can be considered the state of the art in terms of non-OT phonological theory.”

Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2004062373